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Get an entity from an attribute

Question asked by Todd Carpenter on Nov 15, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2018 by Todd Carpenter

I'm following along with the C# example to add an attribute and then find it.  I've modified it a bit to add it to a selected drawing point.  This all works - or at least SolidWorks says it does.  I can find the added attribute no problem, but I can't seem to get the entity associated with the attribute.  This always seems to produce a null:


Entity swPt2 = (Entity)swAtt.GetEntity2();


Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?  I did check the entity state on the attribute, and they all return false (meaning their valid) as the API documentation suggested, but I can't seem to figure this out.  I've it in various ways as well:


SketchPoint swPt2 = (SketchPoint)swAtt.GetEntity2();
SketchPoint swPt2 = (SketchPoint)swAtt.GetEntity();
Entity swPt2= (Entity)swAtt.GetEntity();


They all return a null SketchPoint or Entity.  What am I missing?