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Old   October 20, 2019, 09:23
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I would like to retrieve the name or list of names of my loaded composite part. I want to compare to a specified name.
I am writing a UI to load in a user specified part. I am loading in a Catia part for reference. I can not guarantee that the file name and part name will be the same from the user. Currently I am using the saved file name in my in my script but it errors out as composite part not found.


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Old   October 21, 2019, 11:35
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Hi Dwayne,

so do you know the string name of the composite part when you load the cad file? Or does the user know?
With getObjects() or getObjectsOf() you can get a complete collection of all available objects in the respective domain.
Then you could loop through them to compare against a name, or prompt a list of names to the user which has to choose.

As a starting point try this script on your prepared simulation with loaded cad file.

best regards,
Sebastian

Code:
import java.util.*;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
import star.common.*;

public class compositeParts extends StarMacro {

    public void execute() {
        Simulation sim = getActiveSimulation();

        Vector<CompositePart> composites
                = sim.getGeometryPartManager()
                        .getObjectsOf(CompositePart.class);

        sim.println("Available CompositeParts:");

        composites.stream()
                .forEach(part -> sim.println(part.getPresentationName()));

        Object[] cpNames = composites.stream()
                .map(part -> part.getPresentationName())
                .toArray();

        try {
            Object selectedValue = JOptionPane
                    .showInputDialog(null, "Which CompositeParts?",
                            "Single Choice Dropdown",
                            JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE,
                            null, cpNames, cpNames[0]);
            
            sim.println(selectedValue + " has been chosen.");
        } catch (Exception e) {
            sim.println("Cancelled");
        }

    }
}
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Old   October 21, 2019, 11:46
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Sebastian,

so do you know the string name of the composite part when you load the cad file? Or does the user know?
The string name could be different from the File Name so I don't think the
user would know this name exactly.

One problem I found during setting up my conditions is that naming is case sensitive. So the input file name and string name could be similar but the user may use lower case or upr case or a mix between the two. This combination would throw an error.

I like your suggestion. I think this could work.
I will try to apply this to my script.

Thank you very much.
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