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GetTessTriStripEdges Method (IFace2)

Gets the edge ID for each of the edges in the triangles that make up the tessellation for this face.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetTessTriStripEdges() As Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFace2
Dim value As Object
value = instance.GetTessTriStripEdges()
object GetTessTriStripEdges()
Object^ GetTessTriStripEdges(); 

Return Value

Array that contains the list of edge IDs for this face (see Remarks)


Returns an array of long or integer (see Long vs. Integer) values that indicate which edges of the given triangle strip represent a face boundary. The array takes the form of:


  stripEdgeCount1, stripEdgeCount2,..., stripVertCountN,

  strip1[triStripFlag, stripEdgeCount1 elements],

  strip2[triStripFlag, stripEdgeCount2 elements],...,

  stripN[triStripFlag, stripEdgeCountN elements&cd;


nStrips = The number of triangle strips on the face.

stripEdgeCountN = The number of triangle edges for the Nth triangle strip + 1.

stripN = A sub-array that consists of the triStripFlag and an array of stripEdgeCountN edgeIds.

triStripFlag = Indicates if the triangle strip is a strip (=1) or if the triangle strip is a triangle (=0).

edgeId = An identifier with an arbitrary value that represents the edge of the face. Each edge has a unique edgeId.



If you have this triangle strip, then you get a stripVertexCount of 10 using IFace2::GetTessTriStrips or IFace2::IGetTessTriStrips. IFace2::GetTessTriStripEdges and IFace2::IGetTessTriStripEdges get a stripEdgeCount of 18. This means that for each triangle strip stripEdgeCount - 1 = 2(stripVertexCount - 2) + 1. The first element represents a flag indicating if the current strip is a triangle strip or a simple triangle, 1 or 0, respectively.


If one of the triangle strip edges lies on a face edge, then the value of stripN[i] = edgeId. If the triangle strip edge does not lie on a face edge, then the value of stripN[i] = 0.


See Also


SolidWorks 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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