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access variable context of another feature

adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
I'm using a FeatureList parameter to select a previously-created feature. Is it possible to look into that feature's context to access its definition variables and/or internal feature id's within the feature?

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  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 447
    edited May 2016
    You can assign variables to the context with setVariable and retrieve them with getVariable. Note that these values can also be accessed by a user using #varName

    You can also attach data to entities as attributes.

    For your case, I'd probably use setVariable and getVariable using the featureId to store the relevant data.
    if (isTopLevelId(id))
    {
        setVariable(context, id[0] as string, data);
    }

    Note the isTopLevelId check. If any variable-setting features get patterned, they'll have nested ids which fail the check, and also won't be selectable via feature pattern.

  • adamohernadamohern Member, OS Professional Posts: 216 PRO
    What about accessing a query from the definition of the other feature? Is that possible?
  • ilya_baranilya_baran Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 928
    If the feature stores the query, sure.  Otherwise (for like the query input to an extrude feature), not yet, but I would like it to be accessible.
    Ilya Baran \ Director, Architecture and FeatureScript \ Onshape Inc
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