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Get Intersect Feature Data Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create an intersect feature and get its data.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part that contains the following intersecting features:
'    * Boss-Extrude1
'    * Boss-Extrude2
'    * Boss-Extrude3
'    * Boss-Extrude4
'    * Surface-Extrude1
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' 3. Multi-select Surface-Extrude1, Boss-Extrude3, and Boss-Extrude4 in the
'    FeatureManager design tree and press F5.
' Postconditions:
' 1. When the macro stops, inspect the blue intersect regions.
' 2. Press F5.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate window.
' 4. Right-click Intersect1 in the FeatureManager design tree and click
'    Roll Forward.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swFeatMgr As FeatureManager
Dim featData As IntersectFeatureData
Dim intStatus As Integer

    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

Dim vResultingBodies As Object

        vResultingBodies = swFeatMgr.PreIntersect(False) 'Do not cap planar surface openings of intersect feature

Dim i As Integer
        Dim swBody As Body2

'Color the intersect regions blue
        For i = 0 To UBound(vResultingBodies)
            swBody = vResultingBodies(i)
"Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is a temporary body? " & swBody.IsTemporaryBody)
            intStatus = swBody.Display3(swModel, 16711680, swTempBodySelectOptions_e.swTempBodySelectOptionNone)
"Intersect region " & i + 1 & " is displayed (0 = yes)? " & intStatus)

        Stop 'Observe the intersect regions

        Dim intToExclude As Object
        Dim boolArr(3) As Boolean
        boolArr(0) = False
        boolArr(1) = True ' Exclude region, vResultingBodies(2), from the intersect feature
        boolArr(2) = False
        boolArr(3) = False
        intToExclude = boolArr
        swFeat = swFeatMgr.PostIntersect(intToExclude,
True, False)

"Feature name = " & swFeat.Name)
        featData = swFeat.GetDefinition

"Merge touching regions into one body? " & featData.Merge)
"Consume surfaces? " & featData.Consume)
"Cap planar openings on surfaces? " & featData.CapPlanar)

"Number of solids, surfaces, or planes used to create the intersect feature: " & featData.GetIntersectionsToolsCount)
"Number of intersect regions: " & featData.GetIntersectionsCount)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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