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GetEnvelopeOrigin Method (ISw3DPrinter)

Gets the default starting location for the item to be built in the build envelope, e.g. x-min, y-min, z-min.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Sub GetEnvelopeOrigin( _
   ByRef X As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e, _
   ByRef y As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e, _
   ByRef __MIDL__ISw3DPrinter0000 As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e _
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISw3DPrinter
Dim X As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e
Dim y As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e
Dim __MIDL__ISw3DPrinter0000 As swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e
instance.GetEnvelopeOrigin(X, y, __MIDL__ISw3DPrinter0000)
void GetEnvelopeOrigin( 
&   [Out] swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e X,
&   [Out] swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e y,
&   [Out] swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e __MIDL__ISw3DPrinter0000


x coordinate for starting location as defined in swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e
y coordinate for starting location as defined in swBuildEnvelopeStartingPoint_e


In almost all cases, the printer's driver has set the Z origin to 0.0.  

See Also


SolidWorks 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15.0

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