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Thicken Surface and Generate Boss Example (C#)

This example shows how to thicken a surface and then generate a boss.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open a model document and select a boundary surface.
// 2. Open an Immediate window.
// Postconditions:
// 1. Creates a thicken feature.
// 2. Inspect the Immediate window.
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace GetThickenFeatureData_CSharp.csproj
    partial class SolidWorksMacro
        public void Main()
            ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
            SelectionMgr swSelMgr = default(SelectionMgr);
            FeatureManager swFeatMgr = default(FeatureManager);
            Feature swFeat = default(Feature);
            ThickenFeatureData swThicken = default(ThickenFeatureData);
            bool bRet = false;
            swModel = (ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            swSelMgr = (SelectionMgr)swModel.SelectionManager;
            swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager;
            bRet = swSelMgr.SetSelectedObjectMark(1, 1, (int)swSelectionMarkAction_e.swSelectionMarkSet);
            swFeat = swFeatMgr.FeatureBossThicken(0.001, (int)swThickenThicknessType_e.swThickenSideOne, 0, falsetruetruetrue);
            swThicken = (ThickenFeatureData)swFeat.GetDefinition();
            Debug.Print("Feature: " + swFeat.Name);
            Debug.Print("  Automatically select all bodies? " + swThicken.AutoSelect);
            Debug.Print("  True if thicken feature affects specified bodies, false if it affects all bodies: " + swThicken.FeatureScope);
            Debug.Print("  Is a boss feature? " + swThicken.IsBossFeature());
            Debug.Print("  Merge the results if a multibody part?  " + swThicken.Merge);
            Debug.Print("  Fill a volume?  " + swThicken.FillVolume);
            Debug.Print("  Thickness:  " + swThicken.Thickness * 1000.0 + " mm");
            Debug.Print("  Thickness type as defined in swThickenThicknessType_e:  " + swThicken.ThicknessSide);
        public SldWorks swApp;

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