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Reference "Solid" name with NetHook?

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Is it possible to reference the name of an imported solid using a NetHook? I would like to automatically add labels to my solids (similar to what you can do when nesting solids but without nesting them). The "solid" name I have reference to is the one that you find when you look at the "Solids" tab or when you click on a solid and Analyze it.

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That's what my investigation yielded also. I pretty thoroughly read the docs and couldn't find anything. 

Any suggestions for a workaround?

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As you’ve seen, the NET-Hook API does not retrieve the "name" of the Solid.
I’ve logged a request (S-59312) to add this data to the SolidGeometry class in the API .

It you’d like to continue this discussion, please email us with your contact info to -> [email protected]

This functionality could be done with a C-Hook Add-In, or even a C-Hook type DLL that a NET-Hook Add-In can reference (like it does the std. API) to retrieve this "name of solid" data.
That’s probably the simple part. I’m not sure what you intend here by - "automatically add labels" ->

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I would like to automatically add labels to my solids (similar to what you can do when nesting solids but without nesting them). 

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