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Compare Geometry Example (C#)

This example shows how to use the SOLIDWORKS Utilities API to compare geometries in two part documents.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Add the SOLIDWORKS Utilities as an add-in
'    (in SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > Add-Ins > SOLIDWORKS Utilities).
' 2. Add the SOLIDWORKS Utilities interop assembly as a reference
'    (right-click the project in Project Explorer, click Add Reference > 
'     browse to install_dir\api\redist > Solidworks.Interop.gtswutilities.dll).
' 3. Verify that the specified files exist.
' 4. Verify that C:\test\ exists.
' 5. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Creates C:\test\Report\gtReportIndex.htm.
' 2. Gets the face and volume comparison statuses.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window, graphics area, and 
'    C:\test\report\gtReportIndex.htm.
'
' NOTE: Because the parts are used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

using SOLIDWORKS.Interop.sldworks;

using SOLIDWORKS.Interop.swconst;

using SOLIDWORKS.Interop.gtswutilities;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

namespace CompareGeometry_CSharp.csproj

{

    partial class SOLIDWORKSMacro

    {

        public void Main()

        {

            gtcocswUtilities swUtil = default(gtcocswUtilities);

            gtcocswCompareGeometry swUtilCompGeom = default(gtcocswCompareGeometry);

            gtError_e longStatus = default(gtError_e);

            bool bAddToBinder = false;

            bool bOverwrite = false;

            int errorCode = 0;
 

            // Get the SOLIDWORKS Utilities tool interface

            swUtil = (gtcocswUtilities)swApp.GetAddInObject("Utilities.UtilitiesApp");
 

            // Get the CompareGeometry tool

            swUtilCompGeom = (gtcocswCompareGeometry)swUtil.GetToolInterface(2, out errorCode);

            if (!(errorCode == (int)gtError_e.gtNOErr))

            {

                Debug.Print("Error getting compare geometry tool.");

            }
 

            // Compare the volumes and faces of the specified part documents

            // Save the results to a file in the specified path

            bAddToBinder = false;

            bOverwrite = true;

            string file1 = null;

            string file2 = null;

            int volDiffStatus = 0;

            int faceDiffStatus = 0;           

            file1 = "C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\SOLIDWORKS\\SOLIDWORKS 2018\\samples\\tutorial\\swutilities\\bracket_a.sldprt";

            file2 = "C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\SOLIDWORKS\\SOLIDWORKS 2018\\samples\\tutorial\\swutilities\\bracket_b.sldprt";

            longStatus = (gtError_e)swUtilCompGeom.CompareGeometry3(file1, "", file2, "", (int)gtGdfOperationOption_e.gtGdfFaceAndVolumeCompare, (int)gtResultOptions_e.gtResultSaveReport, "C:\\test\\Report", bAddToBinder, bOverwrite, ref volDiffStatus,

            ref faceDiffStatus);

            if (!(longStatus == gtError_e.gtNOErr))

            {

                Debug.Print("Error comparing geometries.");

            }
 

            diffStatus("Volume comparison", volDiffStatus);

            diffStatus("Face comparison", faceDiffStatus);

 

            // Perform any necessary clean up

            longStatus = (gtError_e)swUtilCompGeom.Close();

        }

        public void diffStatus(string name, int diffCode)

        {

            Debug.Print(name);

            switch (diffCode)

            {

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtSuccess:

                    Debug.Print("Succeeded");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtNotPerformed:

                    Debug.Print("Not performed");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtCanceled:

                    Debug.Print("Canceled");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtFailed:

                    Debug.Print("Failed");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtIdenticalParts:

                    Debug.Print("Identical parts");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtDifferentParts:

                    Debug.Print("Different parts");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtNoSolidBody:

                    Debug.Print("No solid body found");

                    break;

                case (int)gtVolDiffStatusOptionType_e.gtAlreadySaved:

                    Debug.Print("Already saved");

                    break;

            }

            Debug.Print(" ");

        }

        public SldWorks swApp;

    }

}



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