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GetClosestPointOn Method (ICurve)

Determines the closest point on the curve using the x,y,z input point.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetClosestPointOn( _
   ByVal X As Double, _
   ByVal Y As Double, _
   ByVal Z As Double _
) As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICurve
Dim X As Double
Dim Y As Double
Dim Z As Double
Dim value As Object
value = instance.GetClosestPointOn(X, Y, Z)
object GetClosestPointOn( 
   double X,
   double Y,
   double Z
Object^ GetClosestPointOn( 
&   double X,
&   double Y,
&   double Z



X value of the input point


Y value of the input point


Z value of the input point

Return Value

Array of 5 doubles (see Remarks)


This method returns only one point, regardless of the number of valid minimum distance points.

The array return contains the following values:

[ PointX, PointY, PointZ, ParamU, NotUsed ]


  • PointX, PointY,and PointZ represent the point on the curve

  • ParamU is the parameter on the curve that is closest to the input point

  • NotUsed is unused


See Also


SolidWorks 2001 FCS, Revision Number 9.0

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