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GetBox Method (IComponent2)

Gets the bounding box for component.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetBox( _
   ByVal IncludeRefPlanes As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal IncludeSketches As System.Boolean _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IComponent2
Dim IncludeRefPlanes As System.Boolean
Dim IncludeSketches As System.Boolean
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetBox(IncludeRefPlanes, IncludeSketches)
System.object GetBox( 
   System.bool IncludeRefPlanes,
   System.bool IncludeSketches
System.Object^ GetBox( 
&   System.bool IncludeRefPlanes,
&   System.bool IncludeSketches


True includes reference planes with the returned bounding box, false does not
True includes sketches with the returned bounding box, false does not

Return Value

Object containing the two diagonal points that bound the component; the array contains 6 doubles



The resulting box encloses the object, but it might not be the tightest box.

The X, Y, Z points returned by SOLIDWORKS are the lower- and upper-diagonal corners that bound the component with the box sides parallel to the X, Y and Z axes. SOLIDWORKS returns box dimensions that enclose the component and are typically close to the minimum possible size.

The return value is an array of doubles as follows:

[ XCorner1, YCorner1, ZCorner1, XCorner2, YCorner2, ZCorner2 ]

It is possible for this method to return a NULL VARIANT for Dispatch. This occurs if your application calls IComponent2::GetBox with a component that represented a subassembly and that subassembly is not loaded.

The user interface behavior is the same. When the user selects a subassembly that is not loaded, there is no selection box around the subassembly. However, once the subassembly is loaded, there is a selection box.

IMPORTANT: The values returned are approximate and should not be used for comparison or calculation purposes. Furthermore, the bounding box may vary after rebuilding the model.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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