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SetComponentTransparent Method (IAssemblyDoc)

Enables or disables transparency on the selected components.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function SetComponentTransparent( _
   ByVal State As System.Boolean _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IAssemblyDoc
Dim State As System.Boolean
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.SetComponentTransparent(State)
System.bool SetComponentTransparent( 
   System.bool State
System.bool SetComponentTransparent( 
&   System.bool State


True to set the components transparent, false to not

Return Value

True if components are transparent, false if not



If you set the transparent state to True, then the components are automatically assigned a transparency value of 75%.


If you want transparency (and other optical properties) set to specific values, then use the IComponent2::GetMaterialPropertyValues2 and ISetMaterialPropertyValues2 MethodSetMaterialPropertyValues2 MethodIComponent2::SetMaterialPropertyValues2.

To set other component transparencies, set these user preferences: swEdgesInContextEditTransparencyType and swEdgesInContextEditTransparency. You should set these preferences before editing the part to see their effect while editing the part.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15

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