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ICreateEllipse2 Method (IModelDoc2)

Creates an ellipse using the specified center point and points.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function ICreateEllipse2( _
   ByVal CenterX As System.Double, _
   ByVal CenterY As System.Double, _
   ByVal CenterZ As System.Double, _
   ByVal MajorX As System.Double, _
   ByVal MajorY As System.Double, _
   ByVal MajorZ As System.Double, _
   ByVal MinorX As System.Double, _
   ByVal MinorY As System.Double, _
   ByVal MinorZ As System.Double _
) As SketchSegment
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDoc2
Dim CenterX As System.Double
Dim CenterY As System.Double
Dim CenterZ As System.Double
Dim MajorX As System.Double
Dim MajorY As System.Double
Dim MajorZ As System.Double
Dim MinorX As System.Double
Dim MinorY As System.Double
Dim MinorZ As System.Double
Dim value As SketchSegment
 
value = instance.ICreateEllipse2(CenterX, CenterY, CenterZ, MajorX, MajorY, MajorZ, MinorX, MinorY, MinorZ)
C# 
SketchSegment ICreateEllipse2( 
   System.double CenterX,
   System.double CenterY,
   System.double CenterZ,
   System.double MajorX,
   System.double MajorY,
   System.double MajorZ,
   System.double MinorX,
   System.double MinorY,
   System.double MinorZ
)
C++/CLI 
SketchSegment^ ICreateEllipse2( 
&   System.double CenterX,
&   System.double CenterY,
&   System.double CenterZ,
&   System.double MajorX,
&   System.double MajorY,
&   System.double MajorZ,
&   System.double MinorX,
&   System.double MinorY,
&   System.double MinorZ
) 

Parameters

CenterX
X values for the ellipse center point
CenterY
Y values for the ellipse center point
CenterZ
Z values for the ellipse center point
MajorX
X values for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
MajorY
Y values for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
MajorZ
Z values for a point on the ellipse and on the major axis
MinorX
X values for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis
MinorY
Y values for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis
MinorZ
Z values for a point on the ellipse and on the minor axis

Return Value

Newly created ellipse

Remarks

This method creates a partial arc in the active 2D sketch. If a sketch is not active, then a new sketch is created. You can check for an active sketch using IModelDoc2::GetActiveSketch2 or IModelDoc2::IGetActiveSketch2.

For COM applications, the object pointer returned from this method can be used to call any APIs on the ISketchSegment interface. The underlying ISketchArc object can be obtained using QueryInterface on the returned ISketchSegment object.

OLE applications can define a new ISketchSegment or ISketchArc object using the returned Dispatch pointer. Visual Basic applications interpret the pointer for you automatically, so you can use the returned object to call ISketchSegment or ISketchArc functions.

IModelDoc2::SetAddToDB and IModelDoc2::SetDisplayWhenAdded increase performance during entity creation by adding entities directly to the SOLIDWORKS database.

  • IModelDoc2::SetAddToDB also avoids some of the peculiarities involved with creating entities via the user interface, such as inferencing, automatic relations, and snapping to the grid. Adding entities directly to the database also increases the performance of this API. When you are done creating entities, it is important to call IModelDoc2::SetAddToDB(false), to restore SOLIDWORKS to its normal operating mode.
  • This method also works with IModelDoc2::SetDisplayWhenAdded. If you have called IModelDoc2::SetAddToDB(True), additional performance can be gained by calling IModelDoc2::SetDisplayWhenAdded(false) to disable immediate display of entities as they are added to the database. When you are done creating all of your sketch entities, you must redraw your document window (see IModelDoc2::GraphicsRedraw2) to see the entities that you added. You should also restore the original display settings by calling IModelDoc2::SetDisplayWhenAdded(True).

To create a partial ellipse, use IModelDoc2::CreateEllipticalArcByCenter or IModelDoc2::ICreateEllipticalArcByCenter.

 

See Also

Availability

SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0


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