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GetTessNorms Method (IComponent2)

Gets the normal vector for each of the triangles, which make up the shaded picture tessellation for the component.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetTessNorms() As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IComponent2
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetTessNorms()
System.object GetTessNorms()
System.Object^ GetTessNorms(); 

Return Value

Object of type SafeArray of floats (see Remarks)


Tessellation information is available only when the component is loaded as lightweight.

The format of retval is:

  • float x, y, z - first point's unit normal

  • float x, y, z - second point's unit normal

  • float x, y, z - third point's unit normal

for the set of triangles for the component.

The total size of the data is [ 9 x sizeof(float) x (number of triangles) ].


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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