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IGetUnits Method (IModelDoc2)

Gets the current unit settings and the fraction base, fraction value, and the significant digits used.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IGetUnits() As System.Short
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDoc2
Dim value As System.Short
value = instance.IGetUnits()
System.short IGetUnits()
System.short IGetUnits(); 

Return Value

  • in-process, unmanaged C++: Pointer to an array of 5 shorts (see Remarks)
  • VBA, VB.NET, C#, and C++/CLI: Not supported

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

  • Example


    The format of the returned data is an array of shorts:

     [ LengthUnit, FractionBase, FractionValue, SignificantDigits, RoundToFraction ]


    •  LengthUnit =  current model units as defined in swLengthUnit_e.

    •  FractionBase =  decimal vs. fraction as defined in swFractionDisplay_e; fractional units are only valid if the end-user specified swINCHES or swFEETINCHES.

    •  FractionValue = denominator value if using fractional units.

    •  SignificantDigits =  significant digits if using decimal units.

    •  RoundToFraction =  flag denoting whether or not to round to the fraction; for example, if 4 was the denominator value and the actual value was .27, it is  rounded to .25

    You can also use IModelDoc2::LengthUnit, which provides access to the LengthUnit parameter.


    See Also


    SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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