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AddMate Method (IMoveCopyBodyFeatureData)

Adds a mate to the feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddMate( _
   ByVal MateEntVar As System.Object, _
   ByVal MateTypeFromEnum As System.Integer, _
   ByVal AlignFromEnum As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Distance As System.Double, _
   ByVal Angle As System.Double, _
   ByRef ErrorStatus As System.Integer _
) As Mate2
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IMoveCopyBodyFeatureData
Dim MateEntVar As System.Object
Dim MateTypeFromEnum As System.Integer
Dim AlignFromEnum As System.Integer
Dim Distance As System.Double
Dim Angle As System.Double
Dim ErrorStatus As System.Integer
Dim value As Mate2
value = instance.AddMate(MateEntVar, MateTypeFromEnum, AlignFromEnum, Distance, Angle, ErrorStatus)
Mate2 AddMate( 
   System.object MateEntVar,
   System.int MateTypeFromEnum,
   System.int AlignFromEnum,
   System.double Distance,
   System.double Angle,
   out System.int ErrorStatus
Mate2^ AddMate( 
&   System.Object^ MateEntVar,
&   System.int MateTypeFromEnum,
&   System.int AlignFromEnum,
&   System.double Distance,
&   System.double Angle,
&   [Out] System.int ErrorStatus


Array of the entities to use to create a mate (see Remarks)
Type of mate as defined in swMateType_e
Type of alignment as defined in swMateAlign_e
Distance to use with distance or limit mates
Angle to use with angle mates
Success or error as defined by swAddMateError_e

Return Value



You can specify MateEntVar with either an array of mate entities or null. If you specify null, then before calling this method, you must call IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2 with a selection mark of 1 to select each mate entity.

See Accessing Selections that Define Features for additional details on using this method.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2006 FCS, Revision Number 14.0

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