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GetBox Method (IFace2)

Gets the box boundaries for this face.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetBox() As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFace2
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.GetBox()
System.object GetBox()
System.Object^ GetBox(); 

Return Value

Object containing the two diagonal points that bound the component; an array of 6 doubles



IMPORTANT: The values returned are approximate and should not be used for comparison or calculation purposes. Furthermore, the bounding box may vary after rebuilding the model.

The resulting box encloses the object, but it might not be the tightest box.

This method returns X,Y,Z points that are the lower and upper diagonal corners that bound the face with the box sides parallel to the X, Y and Z axes. The box dimensions enclose the face and are typically close to the minimum possible size, but this is not guaranteed.

The return value is an array of doubles as follows:

[ XCorner1, YCorner1, ZCorner1, XCorner2, YCorner2, ZCorner2 ] 


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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