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VB API Creo - identify suppressed parts from assembly and delete : Help

Ragnarok8979
6-Contributor

VB API Creo - identify suppressed parts from assembly and delete : Help

Hello Experts,

 

Can you please help me to get a code for identify suppressed parts and delete them from assembly?

 

i am using visual studio 2017 for VB API. I am struggling since a long for this. your help will really make me move forward and would really be appreciated for your inputs.

 

Thank you in advanced!!

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@Ketan_Lalcheta @NM_9425708 @HanSolo97 @RPN @lhoogeveen @sgudla  @Zynk  @remy 

Guys your help needed!!

 

remy
21-Topaz I
(To:Ragnarok8979)

Hi 

when searching the keywords "visit component VB API" in the knowledge base you will find this article that looks close to your request: https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS172949

Maybe you can start from there.

Instead of testing 

If (subComponents.Item(i).Status = EpfcFeatureStatus.EpfcFEAT_ACTIVE

Try and find the "Suppressed" Status in the API wizard.

 

RPN
17-Peridot
17-Peridot
(To:Ragnarok8979)

I don't work with VB, only C and Tcl, here some thoughts, ouput and code in Tcl.

 

Note: there a couple of reason why a feature may suppressed, I delete only the suppressed ones, not the ones suppressed by Pro/Program or other reasons.

 

# Simple proc to export text 
# to debug and the user log
proc ToMessLog {msg} {
	Debug $msg
	ps_mess $msg
}

proc DelSuppComp {} {
#	Get the current Model Name for output purpose only
	set CurModel [ps_model current]
	ToMessLog "Run Delete Suppressed Components in Assembly '$CurModel'"

# First get all components from the active Assembyl
# Order First to Last created (like in Creo)
	set CompIDsFL	[ps_visit type COMPONENT]

# reverse the order from '10 34 55' to '55 34 10'
# without doing this, a component may already deleted
	set CompIDs [lreverse $CompIDsFL]


# Get the Status for each ID
# Do this for all ID, else we would need to do this within the foreach loop
	set CompStats [ps_feat status $CompIDs]
# Note: Both lists (CompStats and CompIDs) have now the same amount of items

# Just a counter
	set DelComp	0

	foreach CompID $CompIDs CompStat $CompStats {
		switch $CompStat	{

			SUPPRESSED	{

				set NumOfChild [llength [ps_feat children $CompID]]

				# On feature delete you can specify this options in a list:
				# NONE, CLIP, INTERACTIVE, RELATION_DELETE, RELATION_COMMENT, CLIP_ALL, OUT_OF_GROUP, CLIP_OUT_OF_GROUP, or KEEP_EMBED_DATUMS
				set option NONE

				if {$NumOfChild != 0} {
					ToMessLog "Component ID '$CompID' has suppressed feature as well"
					set option CLIP
				}

				# Finally delete the Component and increment the counter
				ToMessLog "Delete Component ID '$CompID' Name '[ps_assy component_name $CompID]' with option '$option'"
				ps_feat delete -option $option -- $CompID

				incr DelComp

			}
			default	{
				#Do nothing here
			}
		}
	}
	ToMessLog "Deleted '$DelComp' components feature IDs..."
}

# Just call it
DelSuppComp 

 

I used the engine.asm from PTC as an example, but added a reference datum plane to one bolt, here one image before and after including the Message Log.

 

RPN01090.png

 

Some Vars content

 

CompIDsFL {1360 1277 148 44 151 45 52 55 100 105 109 164 165 168}
CompIDs {168 165 164 109 105 100 55 52 45 151 44 148 1277 1360}
CompStats {SUPPRESSED SUPPRESSED ACTIVE SUPPRESSED ACTIVE ACTIVE ACTIVE SUPPRESSED ACTIVE ACTIVE ACTIVE ACTIVE ACTIVE ACTIVE}

 

 

Copy/Paste of the Message Log:

Run Delete Suppressed Components in Assembly 'ENGINE.ASM'
Delete Component ID '168' Name 'CONNECTING_ROD.PRT' with option 'NONE'
Delete Component ID '165' Name 'PISTON.ASM' with option 'NONE'
Component ID '109' has suppressed feature as well
Delete Component ID '109' Name 'BOLT_5-28<BOLT>.PRT' with option 'CLIP'
Delete Component ID '52' Name 'BOLT_5-18<BOLT>.PRT' with option 'NONE'
Deleted '4' components feature IDs...

 

 

Have fun with VB 😉

MJ_0919
6-Contributor
(To:Ragnarok8979)

Hi @Ragnarok8979 !

 

Did you write the code? I need help with the same task

 

Thank you!

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