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GetDirectionReference Method (ISimpleHoleFeatureData2)

Gets the direction of the cut extrude for this simple hole feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetDirectionReference( _
   ByRef Ref1 As System.Object, _
   ByRef Type1 As System.Integer, _
   ByRef Ref2 As System.Object, _
   ByRef Type2 As System.Integer _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISimpleHoleFeatureData2
Dim Ref1 As System.Object
Dim Type1 As System.Integer
Dim Ref2 As System.Object
Dim Type2 As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.GetDirectionReference(Ref1, Type1, Ref2, Type2)
System.int GetDirectionReference( 
   out System.object Ref1,
   out System.int Type1,
   out System.object Ref2,
   out System.int Type2
System.int GetDirectionReference( 
&   [Out] System.Object^ Ref1,
&   [Out] System.int Type1,
&   [Out] System.Object^ Ref2,
&   [Out] System.int Type2


First reference entity (see Remarks)
Type of reference entity as defined by swSelectType_e
Second reference entity (see Remarks)
Type of reference entity as defined by swSelectType_e

Return Value

Number of reference entities used to define the direction of this hole feature


Sometimes one reference entity defines a direction; for example, an edge or axis. Other times, two reference entities define a direction; for example, two vertices or two sketch points.




One reference entity defined the direction

Ref2 is NULL and the return value  is 1

Two reference entities defined the direction

Both Ref1 and Ref2 are non-NULL and return value is 2


Valid reference entities for Ref1 and Ref2:

  • line segment

  • edge

  • axis

  • vertex

  • face

  • plane

  • sketch point

See Accessing Selections that Define Features for additional details.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2004 SP1, Revision Number 12.1

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