December 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm #1424
Hi all, i need help for a part of my macro. It’s been 3 weeks now i’m trying to do it. My macro is quite long but here is a resume of it.
I have, in my root assembly, multiple parts. At the bottom, i have a sub-assembly with part in it(screws). I want, in each of my part, do a intersection with the screw and the part, if there is, do a Add boolean (put the boolean under “split”), if no intersection, try next screw.
Here is my code, i’ll try to put as much info as i can so the macro will be clear.
You can look a pictures in attachment for a better comprehension. In attachment 1, you can see my tree with the sub-assembly “VIS” at the bottom. Attachment 2 is in the sub-assembly, how the screw(part) is made. I want to to an itersect with “remove hole” who is put in the collection.Attachment 3 is in the part, i want to put the boolean add after “split”.
If not clear, feel free to ask!
Dim productDocument1 As Document
Dim product1 As Product
Dim products1 As Products
Dim partproducttest As Product
Dim visproductDocument1 As Document
Dim visproduct1 As Product
Dim visproducts1 As Products
Dim vispartdoc As partdocument
Dim vispartdocument As Document
Dim vispart As part
Dim vispartproduct As Product
Dim viscollection As New collection
Dim removehole As Body
Dim selection As selection
Dim partremoveprod As Product
Dim partremovedocument As Document
Dim partremove As part
Dim partsplitremove As Body
Dim visremove As Body
Dim woid As String ‘workobjectid to verify if i’m in a product or part
Set productDocument1 = CATIA.ActiveDocument
Set product1 = productDocument1.Product
Set products1 = product1.Products
Set selection = CATIA.ActiveDocument.selection
woid = CATIA.GetWorkbenchId
If woid <> “Assembly” Then ‘verification if i’m in product or part
MsgBox (“Mettre actif sur le product”)
‘Number of part in product
partcount = products1.Count
‘Fin an other product in tree (where the screws are)
Dim a As Integer
For a = 1 To partcount
Set partproducttest = products1.Item(a)
‘Verify if there is parts inside the sub-assembly
If partproducttest.Products.Count > 0 Then ‘ If #1
Set visproduct1 = products1.Item(a).Products
Set visproducts1 = visproduct1.Products
‘Number of screws in the sub-assembly “vis”
partcountvis = visproducts1.Count
‘Beginning of loop to put “remove hole” in a collection
Dim b As Integer
For b = 1 To partcountvis
Set visproduct1 = visproducts1.Item(b)
Set vispartdocument = visproduct1.ReferenceProduct.Parent
Set vispart = vispartdocument.part
Set removehole = vispart.FindObjectByName(“Remove Hole”)
If TypeName(removehole) <> “Nothing” Then ‘If #2
End If ‘If #2
‘Look into each part to find if there is a “split” if not go next, if yes go in
Dim c As Integer
For c = 1 To partcount
Set partremoveprod = products1.Item(c)
Set partremovedocument = partremoveprod.ReferenceProduct.Parent
Set partremove = partremovedocument.part
Set partsplitremove = partremove.FindObjectByName(“split”)
If TypeName(partsplitremove) <> “Nothing” Then ‘If #3
‘Go in the part and change workbench
‘Put the Inworkobject on split so the boolean operation will go under
partremove.InWorkObject = partsplitremove
‘pick up screw in the collection
Dim d As Integer
For d = 1 To partcountvis
Set visremove = viscollection.Item(d)
HERE IS THE PLACE FOR THE INTERSECTION AND BOOLEAN ADD
‘Go out of the part and go on next one
End If ‘If #3
End If ‘If #1
Attachments:December 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm #1431
I’m sorry, I’m a little confused. Are you intersecting the bolt to the part? Could you do something that does not require the creation of geometry…like measure from the bolt centerline to the center point of the attachment hole?
If the distance is 0mm you would need to copy the body for that bolt and paste it into the part.December 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm #1434
Hi matt, yes, at first, i want to do an intersection but i don’t want to create the fonction in the part. If the screw intersect the part, then i want to create a Add in the part (under “split”). I dont think the mesurment would work. I prefer doing an intersect to verify if the bolt is really in the piece or not.
And about copying the screw in the part before doing an Add, i can try that but for now i dont even know how to just to an intersect without creating the fonction in the part and how to do the Add and create the fonction by the same occasion.
December 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm #1437
- This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by ramzar.
So you are intersecting a part with a bolt…the part does not have a hole for the bolt to pass through?
You cannot create geometry outside of a part. So if you want to make an intersect between the bolt and the part, both of the features (the bolt and the part) need to exist in the same part and an intersect needs to be created.
If there is no hole where the bolt will pass through, take a measurement between the bolt and the part. If the distance = 0, you know they intersect.December 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm #1438
Hi Matt, yes i’m intersection a bolt with a part. The part dont have any holes in it. If you look at the picture, my bolt are a part in an assembly, and in each part, there is “removehole”. This is a body i want to remove in my part under “split”. I dont want to create a function under split with removehole, only do a verification if they intersect. If yes, then i want to create the fonction “add” with “removehole” under “split”. Your idea of copying before is good. I’ll try to do that. I dont know if i can do that from a collection but i’ll try. The idea of measurement is good, i’ll try to do the intersect first and if its not working, then i’ll try it. Thanks, and have a happy christmas!!January 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm #1446
It will be easier to measure because you will not need to paste the bolts into the part to create the intersect. Use the SPA workbench to make measurements.
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