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Get DimXpertManager Info Example (VB.NET)

This example shows the usage of several interfaces that provide access to information on the DimXpertManager tab of the Management Panel in SOLIDWORKS.

The IDimXpertManager interface exposes schema information on the DimXpertManager tab.

This macro demonstrates several ways of acquiring IDimXpertManager on an open document:

  • ISelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6()
  • IModelDocExtension.DimXpertManager
  • IConfiguration.DimXpertManager

This macro also demonstrates how to get the features and annotations displayed on the DimXpertManager tab using:

  • ISelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6()
  • IDimXpertManager.DimXpertPart
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\api\cover_with_geometric_tolerances.sldprt.
' 2. Select the DimXpertManager tab in the Management Panel.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
' 4. Add SolidWorks.Interop.swdimxpert.dll as a reference
'    (in the Project Explorer, right-click References, click Add Reference,
'    click Browse, and navigate to install_dir\api\redist\CLR2).
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate Window.
' NOTE: Because this part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swdimxpert
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim swModel As IModelDoc2
    Dim swModelDocExt As IModelDocExtension
    Dim swSelMgr As ISelectionMgr
    Dim swConfig As IConfiguration
    Dim swFeature As IFeature
    Dim swAnn As IFeature
    Dim swSchema As IDimXpertManager
    Dim swDXPart As DimXpertPart
    Dim msgStr As String
    Dim msgStr2 As String
    Dim displaytype As swDimXpertTreeDisplay_e
    Dim n As Integer
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Sub main()
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        ' The following code is commented out because it may not work in early releases of 2010
        ' Select a DimXpert schema using swSelectType_e.swSelSWIFTSCHEMA type
        'boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Scheme15", "SWIFTSCHEMA", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        ' Get IDimXpertManager (swSchema) for the DimXpert schema using ISelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6()()
        'Set swSchema = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        'Debug.Print (swSchema.SchemaName) + " acquired through ISelectionManager"
        ' Get IDimXpertManager (swSchema) for a DimXpert schema using IModelDocExtension.DimXpertManager()
        swSchema = swModelDocExt.DimXpertManager("Default", True)
        Debug.Print((swSchema.SchemaName) + " acquired through IModelDocExtension")
        ' Get IDimXpertManager (swSchema) for a DimXpert schema using IConfiguration.DimXpertManager()
        swConfig = swModel.GetConfigurationByName("Default")
        swSchema = swConfig.DimXpertManager(True)
        Debug.Print((swSchema.SchemaName) + " acquired through IConfiguration")
        msgStr = (swSchema.SchemaName) + " shows a "
        displaytype = swSchema.TreeDisplay
        If (displaytype = swDimXpertTreeDisplay_e.swDimXpertTreeDisplay_Flat) Then
            Debug.Print(msgStr + "flat display of information on DimXpert tab")
        ElseIf (displaytype = swDimXpertTreeDisplay_e.swDimXpertTreeDisplay_Annotation) Then
            Debug.Print(msgStr + "annotation-based display of information on DimXpert tab")
        ElseIf (displaytype = swDimXpertTreeDisplay_e.swDimXpertTreeDisplay_Feature) Then
            Debug.Print(msgStr + "feature-based display of information on DimXpert tab")
        End If
        ' Select a DimXpert annotation using swSelectType_e.swSelSWIFTANNOTATIONS type
        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Flatness1", "SWIFTANN", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        ' All DimXpert features and annotations returned by GetSelectedObject6 are instances of IFeature
        swAnn = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        ' Is Flatness1 an annotation or a feature?
        If (swAnn.IsDimXpertAnnotation()) Then
            msgStr = "Flatness1 is an annotation"
        ElseIf (swAnn.IsDimXpertFeature()) Then
            msgStr = "Flatness1 is a feature"
        End If
        ' Get all DimXpert features and annotations using DimXpertPart
        swDXPart = swSchema.DimXpertPart
        ' Display all DimXpert annotations using IDimXpertManager.DimXpertPart
        Dim annCount As Integer
        annCount = swDXPart.GetAnnotationCount
        msgStr = "Total of "
        msgStr2 = annCount
        msgStr = msgStr + msgStr2 + " annotations in " + (swSchema.SchemaName)
        Dim annotations As Object
        Dim annotation As IDimXpertAnnotation
        annotations = swDXPart.GetAnnotations
        msgStr = (swSchema.SchemaName) + " has the following annotations: "
        For n = 0 To UBound(annotations)
            annotation = annotations(n)
            Debug.Print("  " + (annotation.Name))
        ' Select another DimXpert feature using swSelectType_e.swSelSWIFTFEATURES type
        boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Plane1", "SWIFTFEATURE", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swFeature = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        ' Is Plane1 an annotation or a feature?
        If (swFeature.IsDimXpertFeature()) Then
            msgStr = "Plane1 is a feature"
        ElseIf (swFeature.IsDimXpertAnnotation()) Then
            msgStr = "Flatness1 is an annotation"
        End If
        ' Display all DimXpert features using IDimXpertManager.DimXpertPart
        Dim featCount As Integer
        featCount = swDXPart.GetFeatureCount
        msgStr = "Total of "
        msgStr2 = featCount
        msgStr = msgStr + msgStr2 + " features in " + (swSchema.SchemaName)
        Dim features As Object
        Dim feature As IDimXpertFeature
        features = swDXPart.GetFeatures
        msgStr = (swSchema.SchemaName) + " has the following features: "
        For n = 0 To UBound(features)
            feature = features(n)
            Debug.Print("  " + (feature.Name))
    End Sub
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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