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InsertCutSurface Method (IFeatureManager)

Inserts a surface-cut feature using the preselected surface or plane.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertCutSurface( _
   ByVal Flip As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal KeepPieceIndex As System.Integer, _
   ByVal UseFeatScope As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal UseAutoSelect As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal Bodies As System.Object, _
   ByRef Error As System.Integer _
) As Feature
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim Flip As System.Boolean
Dim KeepPieceIndex As System.Integer
Dim UseFeatScope As System.Boolean
Dim UseAutoSelect As System.Boolean
Dim Bodies As System.Object
Dim Error As System.Integer
Dim value As Feature
value = instance.InsertCutSurface(Flip, KeepPieceIndex, UseFeatScope, UseAutoSelect, Bodies, Error)
Feature InsertCutSurface( 
   System.bool Flip,
   System.int KeepPieceIndex,
   System.bool UseFeatScope,
   System.bool UseAutoSelect,
   System.object Bodies,
   out System.int Error
Feature^ InsertCutSurface( 
&   System.bool Flip,
&   System.int KeepPieceIndex,
&   System.bool UseFeatScope,
&   System.bool UseAutoSelect,
&   System.Object^ Bodies,
&   [Out] System.int Error


True to flip the direction of the cut, false to not
Piece to keep if there is ambiguity (see Remarks)
True to cut only the bodies passed to Bodies that intersect with the cut, false to cut all bodies that intersect with the cut 
True to automatically cut all bodies that intersect with the cut, false to cut only the bodies passed to Bodies that intersect with the cut
  • Array of specific bodies that intersect with the cut
    • UseFeatScope = true
    • UseAutoSelect = false

- or -

  • Empty array indicating to cut all bodies that intersect with the cut
    • UseFeatScope = false
    • UseAutoSelect = true
Status of the cut as defined in swSurfaceCutFeatureError_e

Return Value

Surface-cut feature



When there is ambiguity in the result of a cut, KeepPieceIndex is used to resolve which of the possible results is used. This can be set to -1 if there is no ambiguity; otherwise, it should be the index of the result, starting from 0 (up to one less than the possible number of outcomes).


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2013 SP1, Revision Number 21.1

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