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CreatePlanarSurface2 Method (IModeler)

Creates a new infinite planar surface.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreatePlanarSurface2( _
   ByVal VRootPoint As System.Object, _
   ByVal VNormal As System.Object, _
   ByVal VRef As System.Object _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModeler
Dim VRootPoint As System.Object
Dim VNormal As System.Object
Dim VRef As System.Object
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreatePlanarSurface2(VRootPoint, VNormal, VRef)
System.object CreatePlanarSurface2( 
   System.object VRootPoint,
   System.object VNormal,
   System.object VRef
System.Object^ CreatePlanarSurface2( 
&   System.Object^ VRootPoint,
&   System.Object^ VNormal,
&   System.Object^ VRef


Array of 3 doubles (x,y,z) representing the root point of the VNormal and VRef vectors
Array of 3 doubles (x,y,z) defining a vector with root point, VRootPoint; this vector must be perpendicular to VRef
Array of 3 doubles (x,y,z) defining the x-axis on the planar surface with root point, VRootPoint; this vector must be perpendicular to VNormal

Return Value

Newly created planar surface



You can use this method with:

  • A set of related functions designed to construct a body from trimmed surfaces. It can also be used with trimming curve creation routines to construct a trimmed planar surface.

  • Trimming curve creation routines such as ISurface::AddTrimmingLoop2 or ISurface::IAddTrimmingLoop2 to construct a trimmed surface.

See IBody2::CreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL or IBody2::ICreatePlanarTrimSurfaceDLL, which allows you to create a planar trimmed surface directly from the vertex points.


See Also


SolidWorks 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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