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get name of feature

billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,467 PRO

Is there any way to get the name of a feature and then set the name of a part using featurescript?


  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 493
    Unfortunately no. Our view is that changing the feature name should not cause a regeneration of the feature, and therefore feature functionality cannot depend on the feature name.

    You can, however, go the other direction and set the feature name through the feature. Check out how the Variable feature uses "Feature Name Template" and setFeatureComputedParameter(). You could imagine a user input which sets both the body name and the feature template name. Depending on your needs (and the needs of others who read this later), that could accomplish a similar goal.

  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,578

    If you down Kevin's route and want to name the surfaces in your FS feature, you can do so with the `setProperty` function, using `PropertyType.NAME`:
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,467 PRO
    Thanks, I just want to associate the surfaces with the feature script that created them, I think I can get this to work.

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