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GetBodyOutline2 Method (IModeler)

Gets the curves that form the outline of a body.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetBodyOutline2( _
   ByVal BodyList As System.Object, _
   ByVal Direction As MathVector, _
   ByVal Tolerance As System.Double, _
   ByVal ProjectOnPlane As System.Boolean, _
   ByRef Curves As System.Object, _
   ByRef TopolEntities As System.Object, _
   ByRef Outline As System.Object _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModeler
Dim BodyList As System.Object
Dim Direction As MathVector
Dim Tolerance As System.Double
Dim ProjectOnPlane As System.Boolean
Dim Curves As System.Object
Dim TopolEntities As System.Object
Dim Outline As System.Object
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.GetBodyOutline2(BodyList, Direction, Tolerance, ProjectOnPlane, Curves, TopolEntities, Outline)
System.int GetBodyOutline2( 
   System.object BodyList,
   MathVector Direction,
   System.double Tolerance,
   System.bool ProjectOnPlane,
   out System.object Curves,
   out System.object TopolEntities,
   out System.object Outline
System.int GetBodyOutline2( 
&   System.Object^ BodyList,
&   MathVector^ Direction,
&   System.double Tolerance,
&   System.bool ProjectOnPlane,
&   [Out] System.Object^ Curves,
&   [Out] System.Object^ TopolEntities,
&   [Out] System.Object^ Outline


Array of bodies

IMathVector direction of view


Tolerance (Parasolid default 0.00001)

True to project the curves onto a plane, false to not (see Remarks)

Array of 3D trimmed curves that form the outline

Array of topological entities associated with the outline
Array of integers indicating which curves belong to which outline

Return Value

Number of curves that form the outline



When rendered, the array of curves returned in Curves might not display as a continuous outline of the body. 

To close gaps:

  1. Call this method with ProjectOnPlane = true.
  2. Post-process the array of curves returned in Curves to interpolate the end points of each curve to generate a continuous outline of the body. See the examples.

See Also


SolidWorks 2012 FCS, Revision Number 20.0

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