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Get Component from Feature Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get a component from an assembly feature.

'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open an assembly document with at least one component.
' 2. Select a feature in a component in the FeatureManager design tree.

'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate window.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Sub Main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swFeature As Feature
        
Dim swEntity As Entity
        
Dim bValue As Boolean
        Dim swComponent As Component2

        
' Get active document
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        
' Check the document is an assembly
        If (swModel.GetType <> swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY) Then
            Exit Sub
        End If

        ' Get the feature
        swFeature = swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        
' Cast the feature to an entity
        swEntity = swFeature

        
' Get type through entity interface
        Debug.Print("Entity type as defined in swSelectType_e: " & swEntity.GetType)
        Debug.Assert(swEntity.GetType = swSelectType_e.swSelBODYFEATURES)

        
' Get type through feature interface
        ' Feature inherits from Entity, this will actually call Entity::GetType
        Debug.Print("Entity type as defined in swSelectType_e: " & swFeature.GetType)
        Debug.Assert(swFeature.GetType = swSelectType_e.swSelBODYFEATURES)

        
' Get the component for the entity
        swComponent = swEntity.GetComponent

        
' Print component details
        Debug.Print(swComponent.Name2)
        Debug.Print(
"  " & swComponent.GetPathName)

        
' Clear the selection lists
        swModel.ClearSelection2(True)

        
' Select the feature through the Entity interface
        bValue = swEntity.Select4(False, Nothing)

        
' Print the type of the selected object
        Debug.Print("Selected object type as defined in swSelectType_e: " & swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1))
        Debug.Assert(swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1) = swSelectType_e.swSelBODYFEATURES)

        
' Clear the selection lists
        swModel.ClearSelection2(True)

        
' Select the feature through the Feature interface
        bValue = swFeature.Select2(False, 0)

        
' Print the type of the selected object
        Debug.Print("Selected object type as defined in swSelectType_e: " & swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1))
        Debug.Assert(swModel.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1) = swSelectType_e.swSelBODYFEATURES)

    
End Sub

    
    
Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class
 

 

 



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