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What's the best way to get info to editing logic?

Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,769 PRO
I am calculating some values in my feature that I'd like to reference in my editing logic. What's the easiest way to pass them in? I thought I might be able to just add them to the definition, but it doesn't seem to come through.
Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
Website: ovyl.io


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,791
    The only thing you can do is to put the calculations into a function and call the function from your feature definition and editing logic (so it runs twice basically - not very efficient, but that's the only way I know of).
    Director, Technical Services, EMEA 
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,769 PRO
    Thanks, Neil. That's what I've done in the past, but it was especially cumbersome in my current case so I thought I'd poke at it again. Even still, there's probably something way more elegant and less copy/pastey for what I'm doing, but it's working now 🤷‍♂️.

    For any future readers, it seems like the reason you can't just add items to "definition" and get them in editing logic is because the editing logic runs before the feature itself, not after, so anything added to "definition" in the feature won't be there yet.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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