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SketchUseEdge Method (ISketchManager)

Uses the selected edges to generate geometry in the active sketch.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function SketchUseEdge( _
   ByVal Chain As Boolean _
) As Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim Chain As Boolean
Dim value As Boolean
value = instance.SketchUseEdge(Chain)
bool SketchUseEdge( 
   bool Chain
bool SketchUseEdge( 
&   bool Chain


True if you want entire chain of entities offset, false if you want only selected sketch entities offset (see Remarks)

Return Value

True if the offset is successful, false if not



Specifying true for the Chain argument offsets the selected entity and any other entities that belong to the same contour or chain (contiguous, geometric entities like edges).

To display all sketch relations symbols, set IModelDoc2::SetUserPreferenceToggle swViewSketchRelations to True, which can adversely affect performance. To hide all sketch relation symbols, set IModelDoc2::SetUserPreferenceToggle swViewSketchRelations to false, which can improve performance and was the default setting prior to SolidWorks 2005.

See IModelDoc2::SketchOffsetEntities2 method for similar functionality.


See Also


SolidWorks 2005 FCS, Revision Number 13.0

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