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Get Mate Reference Properties Example (C#)

This example shows how to get mate reference properties.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Verify that the specified part to open exists.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
//
// Postconditions: 
// 1. Opens the part.
// 2. Inserts a mate reference.
// 3. Gets properties of mate reference.
// 4. Examine the FeatureManager design tree and Immediate window.
//
// NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
namespace Macro1CSharp.csproj
{
    partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {
 
        public void Main()
        {
            MateReference swMateReference = default(MateReference);
            Feature swFeature = default(Feature);
            object mateRefObj = null;
            int mateRefEntityType = 0;
            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);
            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);
            Entity swPlane = default(Entity);
            FeatureManager swFeatureMgr = default(FeatureManager);
            string strMateReferencename = null;
            int nCount = 0;
            int refEntType = 0;
            int mateRefAlignment = 0;
            bool boolstatus = false;
            string fileName = "C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\SOLIDWORKS\\SOLIDWORKS 2018\\samples\\tutorial\\fillets\\knob.sldprt";
            int errors = 0;
            int warnings = 0;
 
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, (int)swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, (int)swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, ""ref errors, ref warnings);
            swModelDocExt = (ModelDocExtension)swModel.Extension;
 
            //Insert mate reference
            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Front""PLANE", 0, 0, 0, true, 1, null, 0);
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swPlane = (Entity)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", 0.00835786916030656, 0.00429540237419701, 0, true, 2, null, 0);
            swFeatureMgr = (FeatureManager)swModel.FeatureManager;
            swFeature = (Feature)swFeatureMgr.InsertMateReference2("Default"null, 0, 1, falsenull, 0, 2, falsenull,
            0, 0);
            swModel.ClearSelection2(true);
            boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Default-<1>""POSGROUP", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);
            swFeature = (Feature)swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1);
            swMateReference = (MateReference)swFeature.GetSpecificFeature2();
            swModel.ClearSelection2(true);
 
            // Get the name of the mate reference
            strMateReferencename = swMateReference.Name;
            Debug.Print("Name of mate reference = " + strMateReferencename);
 
            // Get the number of reference entities in the mate reference
            nCount = swMateReference.ReferenceEntityCount;
            Debug.Print("Number of mate reference entities = " + nCount);
 
            // Get the mate reference type for the primary mate
            // entity in the selected mate reference
            refEntType = swMateReference.get_ReferenceType(0);
            Debug.Print("Mating type of primary mate entity = " + refEntType);
 
            // Get the mate reference alignment for the
            // mate reference entity in the selected mate reference
            mateRefAlignment = swMateReference.get_ReferenceAlignment(0);
            Debug.Print("Alignment of primary mate entity = " + mateRefAlignment);
 
            // Get the  mate reference entity in the mate reference
            mateRefObj = swMateReference.get_ReferenceEntity2(0);
 
            // Get the mate reference entity type
            mateRefEntityType = swMateReference.get_ReferenceEntityType(0);
            Debug.Print("Entity type of primary mate entity = " + mateRefEntityType);
 
            // QueryInterface the returned object as a face, if a face
 
            if (mateRefEntityType == (int)swSelectType_e.swSelFACES)
            {
                Face2 mateRefFace = default(Face2);
                mateRefFace = (Face2)mateRefObj;
 
                Debug.Print("Primary mate entity is a face with area = " + mateRefFace.GetArea());
 
            }
 
            swModel.ClearSelection2(true);
 
        }
 
        public SldWorks swApp;
 
    }
}


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