Hide Table of Contents

Get Whether Linear Dimension Is Foreshortened Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get whether a linear dimension is foreshortened.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\chair.slddrw.
' 2. Click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions > Linear.
' 3. Click ANSI in Base linear dimension standard.
' 4. Verify that the following check box and option are selected in
'    Foreshortened:
'    * Automatic 
'    * Zigzag 
' 5. Click OK.
' 6. Dimension an outside linear edge.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets whether the dimension is foreshortened.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window and drawing.
' * Foreshortened dimensions are only valid for
'   linear dimensions and only when the detailing standard
'   is ANSI.
' * Because the part and drawing are used elsewhere, do not
'   save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swSelectionMgr As SelectionMgr
        Dim swDisplayDimension As DisplayDimension
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swDisplayDimension = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        Debug.Print("Foreshortened dimension? " & swDisplayDimension.Foreshortened)
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Get Whether Linear Dimension Is Foreshortened Example (VB.NET)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2016 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.