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How to get Dimensions and their formulas

I am trying to find what formulas are being used for Dimensions in a Solid Edge Part or SheetMetal file.  In the UI for the Variable Table they are considered type = Dimension and they are Named By = System.


In the API the SolidEdgeDocument.Variables does not return Dimensions.  It appears to return only Variables defined by the user or variables created by the system (material thickness, PhysicalProperties_Density, MinimumArcLength, ect.)


Is there a simple way to get all of the Dimensions used in a model?  Or do I need to go through each feature and each profile and retrieve them from there?



Carl Breving

S&C Electric Company


Re: How to get Dimensions and their formulas

Carl, You are perhaps right.

Either you can create extra user variables for each dimension variables and then access them through:


Dim oApp As SolidEdgeFramework.Application = Marshal.GetActiveObject("SolidEdge.Application")
Dim oDoc As SolidEdgePart.PartDocument = oApp.ActiveDocument

For Each oVar As SolidEdgeFramework.variable In oDoc.Variables
  Console.WriteLine("Name: " + oVar.DisplayName + ", " + "Formula: " + oVar.Formula)


Or as you said, loop through, all not just features, but also the sketches:


For Each oSketch As SolidEdgePart.Sketch In oDoc.Sketches
  For Each oProfile As SolidEdgePart.Profile In oSketch.Profiles
    For Each oDim As SolidEdgeFrameworkSupport.Dimension In oProfile.Dimensions
      Console.WriteLine(oDim.VariableTableName + ", " + oDim.Formula)

Tushar Suradkar


Accepted by topic author breving
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: How to get Dimensions and their formulas


you don't need to iterate through all features. The Variables collection gives you with the Query method all you need.

Please check out my answer with VB code to another thread (How to obtain Variable table values of a Sheet Metal?).

Re: How to get Dimensions and their formulas

Martin.  That was perfect.  I didn't know about the query method to create a variable list.

I have everything I need with a lot less work.