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GetTessTriangles Method (IComponent2)

Gets the triangles that make up the shaded picture tessellation for this component.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetTessTriangles( _
   ByVal NoConversion As System.Boolean _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IComponent2
Dim NoConversion As System.Boolean
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetTessTriangles(NoConversion)
System.object GetTessTriangles( 
   System.bool NoConversion
System.Object^ GetTessTriangles( 
&   System.bool NoConversion



True prohibits conversion to user units from system units, false does not

Return Value

Array (see Remarks)


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


These triangles are intended for graphics display purposes and do not represent a tessellation that could be used, for example, by a machining application. If you need the type of accuracy associated with a machining product, we recommend that you traverse the body faces and extract the topology and geometry data to create your own faceting.

The format of the returned data is:

  • float x, y, z - first point in meters

  • float x, y, z - second point in meters

  • float x, y, z - third point in meters

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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