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Given a mate connector how do you find the owner body for it?

pmdpmd Member, Developers Posts: 63 PRO
How do you go from a mate connector to the owner part?

I tried qOwnerBody(mc) but that seems to return the MC itself since MC's are bodies in their own right.

annotation { "Feature Type Name" : "OwnerOfMC" }
export const myFeature = defineFeature(function(context is Context, id is Id, definition is map)
        annotation { "Name" : "My Query", "Filter" : BodyType.MATE_CONNECTOR, "MaxNumberOfPicks" : 1 }
        definition.mc is Query;
        var mc_owner = qOwnerBody(definition.mc);
        debug(context, mc_owner);


The reason I want this is I am using the MC to indicate a reference point on a part and do not want the user to have select both the MC and the part.

Best Answer


  • marcus_bernsteinmarcus_bernstein Member, User Group Leader Posts: 35 EDU
    I'd bet there's a cleaner way, but depending on your application a qAdjacent may work fine. 
    Any chance Onshape is looking for interns?

    Philadelphia User Group Leader
  • pmdpmd Member, Developers Posts: 63 PRO
    I will do as you suggest - I sort of guessed implicit MC's might be a problem. I will read up on auto-populating - seems perfect for my case. 
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member, OS Professional, Developers Posts: 2,031 EDU
    Would we be able to use qPartsAttachedTo, like we can in Sheet Metal?
    mb - draughtsman - also FS author: View FeatureScripts
    IR for AS/NZS 1100
  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 565
    @MBartlett21qPartsAttachedTo() will not give you Mate Connectors. a query like qOwnerPartsOfMateConnectors() is on our to-do list. In the meantime my suggestions above are the best solutions.
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