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GetEllipseParams Method (ICurve)

Gets the parameters for this elliptical curve.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetEllipseParams() As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICurve
Dim value As Object
value = instance.GetEllipseParams()
object GetEllipseParams()
Object^ GetEllipseParams(); 

Return Value

Object (see Remarks)


Use ICurve::IsEllipse to determine if a curve is an ellipse.

The return value is an array of doubles with the following format:

[ centerptX, centerptY, centerptZ, majorRad, majorAxisX, majorAxisY, majorAxisZ,
minorRad, minorAxisX, minorAxisY, minorAxisZ


  • centerptX, centerptY, centerptZ  = location of ellipse center
  • majorRad  = major radius
  • majorAxisX, majorAxisY, majorAxisZ  = major axis values
  • minorRad  = minor radius
  • minorAxisX, minorAxisY, minorAxisZ  = minor axis values

For Dispatch users, if this curve is not an ellipse, then SolidWorks returns an empty
VARIANT. Otherwise, SolidWorks returns a SafeArray in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).


See Also


SolidWorks 98Plus, datecode 1999042

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