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AddComponent4 Method (IAssemblyDoc)

Obsolete. Superseded by IAssemblyDoc::AddComponent5.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddComponent4( _
   ByVal CompName As System.String, _
   ByVal ConfigName As System.String, _
   ByVal X As System.Double, _
   ByVal Y As System.Double, _
   ByVal Z As System.Double _
) As Component2
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IAssemblyDoc
Dim CompName As System.String
Dim ConfigName As System.String
Dim X As System.Double
Dim Y As System.Double
Dim Z As System.Double
Dim value As Component2
value = instance.AddComponent4(CompName, ConfigName, X, Y, Z)
Component2 AddComponent4( 
   System.string CompName,
   System.string ConfigName,
   System.double X,
   System.double Y,
   System.double Z
Component2^ AddComponent4( 
&   System.String^ CompName,
&   System.String^ ConfigName,
&   System.double X,
&   System.double Y,
&   System.double Z


Path name of a loaded part or assembly to add as a component (see Remarks)

Name of the configuration from which to load the component (see Remarks)

X coordinate of the component center
Y coordinate of the component center
Z coordinate of the component center

Return Value




The specified file must be loaded in memory. A file is loaded into memory when you load the file in your SOLIDWORKS session (ISldWorks::OpenDoc6) or open an assembly that already contains the file.

If configName is empty or specifies a configuration that does not exist, then the current configuration  is used.

If you want to add the component at a position relative to the root component, use IComponent2::Transform2 to reposition the component immediately after calling this method. Or, you can use IAssemblyDoc::AddComponents or IAssemblyDoc::AddComponents2 to specify the transform when inserting a component, insert as many components as you want at once, and rotate and scale the component through the transform matrix.

IMPORTANT: The x, y, and z parameters of this method are relative to the bounding box of the component. Only use this method if you want to approximately position the component. Use IComponent2::Transform2 if you want to more precisely position the component.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2003 SP5, Revision Number 11.5

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