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Writing a FeatureWorks API application typically involves:

  1. Instantiating a SOLIDWORKS connection.

  2. Getting the FeatureWorks object.

  3. Recognizing imported features either automatically or interactively (IFeatureWorksApp::RecognizeFeatureAutomatic, IFeatureWorksApp::RecognizeFeatureInteractive).

    You can call these methods multiple times to recognize various features.

  4. Creating all of the recognized features (IFeatureWorksApp::CreateFeatures).

    The recognized features are displayed in the FeatureManager design tree.

The FeatureWorks DLLs must be loaded before calling the FeatureWorks API.

FeatureWorks operations such as combining, re-recognizing features, and recognizing patterns are not supported. The FeatureWorks Local Feature Recognition and Recognize Similar options are also not supported.

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