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Accessing weight and description properties of P3D entities using the API

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09-04-2012 03:13 AM


I'm trying to access the weight and description of entities in a plant 3d model (pipes, connectors etc) using the api, but after scouring through the sdk docs and google, i still have noe clues left on where to find them. 

My code so far is this:

Using trans As Transaction = _sourceDB.TransactionManager.StartTransaction()
    Dim blockTable As BlockTable
    blockTable = trans.GetObject(_sourceDB.BlockTableId, OpenMode.ForWrite)
    Dim record As BlockTableRecord = trans.GetObject(blockTable(BlockTableRecord.ModelSpace), OpenMode.ForRead)
    For Each blockId As ObjectId In record
         Dim ent As Entity = trans.GetObject(blockId, OpenMode.ForRead)
         If (TypeOf ent Is Pipe) Then
             Dim pipe As Pipe = ent
             'how do i acccess plant 3d properties here????
         End If
End Using


Any ideas???





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Re: Accessing weight and description properties of P3D entities using the API

09-04-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: henrik.rudstrom

There is an example of getting an objects properties using the datalinks manager in the Plant SDK.  The weight will be one of the properties.  


It won't do you any good, unless you already have filled in the weights in your catalogs.

Dave Wolfe
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