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MakeSketchBlockFromFile Method (ISketchManager)

Creates a block definition using the specified file.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function MakeSketchBlockFromFile( _
   ByVal InsertionPoint As MathPoint, _
   ByVal FileName As System.String, _
   ByVal LinkedToFile As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal Scale As System.Double, _
   ByVal Angle As System.Double _
) As SketchBlockDefinition
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim InsertionPoint As MathPoint
Dim FileName As System.String
Dim LinkedToFile As System.Boolean
Dim Scale As System.Double
Dim Angle As System.Double
Dim value As SketchBlockDefinition
 
value = instance.MakeSketchBlockFromFile(InsertionPoint, FileName, LinkedToFile, Scale, Angle)
C# 
SketchBlockDefinition MakeSketchBlockFromFile( 
   MathPoint InsertionPoint,
   System.string FileName,
   System.bool LinkedToFile,
   System.double Scale,
   System.double Angle
)
C++/CLI 
SketchBlockDefinition^ MakeSketchBlockFromFile( 
&   MathPoint^ InsertionPoint,
&   System.String^ FileName,
&   System.bool LinkedToFile,
&   System.double Scale,
&   System.double Angle
) 

Parameters

InsertionPoint
Insertion point, which is a 2D point with z = 0.0, for the block definition
FileName
Name of the external file to use to create the block definition
LinkedToFile
True to link the block definition to the file, false to not
Scale
Scale for the block definition
Angle
Rotation angle for the block definition

Return Value

Block definition

Remarks

If the entities of a block are associated with one or more layers and those layers do not already exist in the drawing, then the layers are inserted in the drawing and the associations between the entities of the block and the layers are maintained.

 

The block instance is inserted on the current drawing layer.

 

See Block Definitions and Block Instances for details.

 

See Also

Availability

SOLIDWORKS 2007 FCS, Revision Number 15.0


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