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CreateRevolutionSurface Method (IBody2)

Creates a new surface of revolution.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateRevolutionSurface( _
   ByVal ProfileCurve As System.Object, _
   ByVal AxisPoint As System.Object, _
   ByVal AxisDirection As System.Object, _
   ByVal ProfileEndPtParams As System.Object _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IBody2
Dim ProfileCurve As System.Object
Dim AxisPoint As System.Object
Dim AxisDirection As System.Object
Dim ProfileEndPtParams As System.Object
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreateRevolutionSurface(ProfileCurve, AxisPoint, AxisDirection, ProfileEndPtParams)
System.object CreateRevolutionSurface( 
   System.object ProfileCurve,
   System.object AxisPoint,
   System.object AxisDirection,
   System.object ProfileEndPtParams
System.Object^ CreateRevolutionSurface( 
&   System.Object^ ProfileCurve,
&   System.Object^ AxisPoint,
&   System.Object^ AxisDirection,
&   System.Object^ ProfileEndPtParams


Profile curve (generatrix)
Array of 3 doubles (x,y,z)
Array of 3 doubles (x,y,z)
Array of 2 doubles (uStart, uEnd) (see Remarks)

Return Value

New surface of revolution


You can use this method with:

  • A set of related functions that construct a body from trimmed surfaces. 
  • Trimming curve creation routines (for example, ISurface::AddTrimmingLoop2) to construct a trimmed surface of revolution.

If you pass ProfileEndPtParams to this method, the surface is trimmed in the axial direction; otherwise, it is infinite. SOLIDWORKS closes the surface periodic ( period [0,2PI]) in the direction of revolution. The ProfileEndPtParams parameters indicate to SOLIDWORKS which part of the curve to spin. These parameters are used only when the profile curve intersects the revolve axis. You must pass the parameters in ascending order. SOLIDWORKS extends the curve from the given parameter range to meet the revolve axis and spins this portion of curve.

You can also pass an empty VARIANT object to ProfileEndPtParams; it cannot be NULL. You must define a variable of type VARIANT.

Any existing object created by this method is destroyed if you call this method again.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2004 SP1, Revision Number 12

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