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CreateEllipse Method (ISketchManager)

Creates an ellipse using the specified center point and points.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateEllipse( _
   ByVal XC As Double, _
   ByVal YC As Double, _
   ByVal Zc As Double, _
   ByVal XMajor As Double, _
   ByVal YMajor As Double, _
   ByVal ZMajor As Double, _
   ByVal XMinor As Double, _
   ByVal YMinor As Double, _
   ByVal ZMinor As Double _
) As SketchSegment
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim XC As Double
Dim YC As Double
Dim Zc As Double
Dim XMajor As Double
Dim YMajor As Double
Dim ZMajor As Double
Dim XMinor As Double
Dim YMinor As Double
Dim ZMinor As Double
Dim value As SketchSegment
 
value = instance.CreateEllipse(XC, YC, Zc, XMajor, YMajor, ZMajor, XMinor, YMinor, ZMinor)
C# 
SketchSegment CreateEllipse( 
   double XC,
   double YC,
   double Zc,
   double XMajor,
   double YMajor,
   double ZMajor,
   double XMinor,
   double YMinor,
   double ZMinor
)
C++/CLI 
SketchSegment^ CreateEllipse( 
&   double XC,
&   double YC,
&   double Zc,
&   double XMajor,
&   double YMajor,
&   double ZMajor,
&   double XMinor,
&   double YMinor,
&   double ZMinor
) 

Parameters

XC
X coordinate for the ellipse center point
YC
Y coordinate for the ellipse center point
Zc
Z coordinate for the ellipse center point
XMajor
X coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
YMajor
Y coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
ZMajor
Z coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
XMinor
X coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis
YMinor
Y coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis
ZMinor
Z coordinate for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis

Return Value

Sketch segment for the ellipse

Example

Remarks

This method creates a full circle in the active 2D sketch. If a sketch is not active, then a new sketch is created. You can check for an active sketch using ISketchManager::ActiveSketch.

 

ISketchManager::AddToDB and ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded increase performance during entity creation by adding entities directly to the SolidWorks database.

 

ISketchManager::AddToDB also avoids some of the peculiarities involved with creating entities via the user interface, such as inferencing, automatic relations, and snapping to the grid. Adding entities directly to the database also significantly increases the performance of this method. When you are done creating entities, it is important to ISketchManager::AddToDB(False), to restore SolidWorks to its normal operating mode.

 

This method also works with ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded. If you have called ISketchManager::AddToDB(True), additional performance can be gained by calling ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded(False) to disable immediate display of entities as they are added to the database. When you are done creating all of your sketch entities, you must redraw your document window (see IModelView::GraphicsRedraw or IModelView::IGraphicsRedraw) to see the entities you added. You should also restore the original display settings by calling ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded(True).

 

To crreate a partial ellipse, use ISketchManager::CreateEllipticalArc.

 

See Also

Availability

SolidWorks 2008 FCS, Revision Number 16.0


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