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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.
'
' NOTES:
' * 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)
 
        swModel.ClearSelection2(True)
 
    End Sub
 
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
 
 
End Class


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