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API Fixed sub-components

API Fixed sub-components

API Fixed sub-components

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?



RE: API Fixed sub-components

Quote (API Help):


This method determines if the component is fixed or floating.


Syntax (OLE Automation)

retval = Component2.IsFixed ()


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


Syntax (COM)

status = Component2->IsFixed ( &retval )


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



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

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 My help-files are clearly out of date, as those extra remarks are sadly missing.


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