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IAddDisplayEnt Method (IDisplayDimension)

Overrides the display graphics of objects for this display dimension.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IAddDisplayEnt( _
   ByVal Type As System.Integer, _
   ByRef Data As System.Double _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IDisplayDimension
Dim Type As System.Integer
Dim Data As System.Double
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.IAddDisplayEnt(Type, Data)
System.bool IAddDisplayEnt( 
   System.int Type,
   ref System.double Data
System.bool IAddDisplayEnt( 
&   System.int Type,
&   System.double% Data


Type of graphical entity (see Remarks)
  • in-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of geometric data describing the entity (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported

    See In-process Methods for details about this type of method.

  • Return Value

    True if successful, false if not


    The new graphics displayed by this method are temporary. When the user changes the dimension, this display dimension reverts back to the SOLIDWORKS standard.

    The type controls which geometry is added and what information is placed in the data array. All colors and line styles are taken from IDisplayDimension.






    6 doubles; (x, y, z) start point and (x, y, z) end point


    Filled triangle

    9 doubles; 3 (x, y, z) points of the triangle to fill


    Filled 4 sided polygon

    12 doubles; 4 (x, y, z) points of the polygon to fill



    12 doubles; (x, y, z) center point, (x, y, z) normal vector, (x, y, z) start point and (x, y, z) end point



    7 doubles; (x, y, z) center point, (x, y, z) normal vector and radius


    Filled dot

    4 doubles; (x, y, z) center point and radius

    The size of the array is the size of the expected returned array.


    See Also


    SOLIDWORKS 2001 FCS, Revision Number 9.0

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