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GetRotationDir Method (ISketchArc)

Gets the rotation direction of this sketch arc.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetRotationDir() As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchArc
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.GetRotationDir()
System.int GetRotationDir()
System.int GetRotationDir(); 

Return Value

Rotation direction with respect to the normal of the arc's sketch plane (counterclockwise = 1, clockwise = -1) (see Remarks)


See the ISketchArc examples.



This method determines the direction that the sketch proceeds around this arc, beginning at the arc's start point and ending at the arc's end point. The direction is with respect to the normal of the arc's sketch plane and not with respect to the viewer.

If the normal to the arc's sketch plane is... And the normal to the arc is... And this method returns... It means that...
(0, 0, -1) (0, 0, 1) 1 (counterclockwise)

With respect to its sketch plane's normal (from behind the screen), the arc travels counterclockwise from its start point to its end point.

Note that from the perspective of the viewer (in front of the screen), the arc travels clockwise from its start point to its end point.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 99, datecode 1999207

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