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Check if selected entity is part of a surface body or a solid body

Check if selected entity is part of a surface body or a solid body


I am trying to write a macro to determine if an entity (face, vertex, surface etc.) which a user has selected is part of a solid body (ie an item which is a member of the solid bodies folder at the top of the feature tree) or if it is part of a surface (ie an item which is a member of the surface bodies folder at the top of the design tree).

Can anybody point me in the right direction? Ideally there would be a "GetParentBodyType" method, or similar, which can be run on the selected entity.

I have this so far:

Set swRefFeature = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1) 'Get a pointer to the selected geometry

What I'd like is

<pseudo code>

If swRefFeatre.GetParentBodyType <> swSolidBody Then
'do some stuff
End If

<end of pseudo code

RE: Check if selected entity is part of a surface body or a solid body

You can't get all the way from entity to body type in one step. Be patient. Slow down and smell the roses. From your entity, use GetBody to get the body. Then use GetType on the body to get the body type.

I have no idea where they came up with these confusing function names.

-handleman, CSWP (The new, easy test)

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