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API Fixed sub-components

API Fixed sub-components

API Fixed sub-components

(OP)
It appears that IsFixed returns true for any components of fixed subassemblies, even with Flexible Solving... ie though Solidworks allows you to move the sub-part, the API tells you that it's fixed! Anyone seen this and knows whether it's a bug and if there's a workaround?

Thanks,

J

RE: API Fixed sub-components

Quote (API Help):


Component2::IsFixed

Description
This method determines if the component is fixed or floating.

 

Syntax (OLE Automation)

retval = Component2.IsFixed ()

 

Return:
 (BOOL) retval
 TRUE if this component is fixed, FALSE if it is floating
 

 

Syntax (COM)

status = Component2->IsFixed ( &retval )

 

Output:
 (VARIANT_BOOL) retval
 TRUE if this component is fixed, FALSE if it is floating
 
Return:
 (HRESULT) status
 S_OK if successful
 

 

Remarks

This method only applies to the top level of components. To get the actual state of sub-assemblies, you must get the ModelDoc2 object of the subassembly, show the desired configuration, and get the state (fixed or floating) of the lower components.

To determine if a component is fixed or floating, you must begin the traversal from the subassembly document in the appropriate configuration instead of from the root level. At the root level, all of the components in the subassembly are allowed to move.

 

RE: API Fixed sub-components

(OP)
Ahh, thank-you. My help-files are clearly out of date, as those extra remarks are sadly missing.

J

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