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InsertGroundPlane Method (IFeatureManager)

Creates a Ground Plane feature using a selected entity in the current configuration of an assembly.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertGroundPlane( _
   ByVal ReverseDirection As System.Boolean _
) As Feature
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim ReverseDirection As System.Boolean
Dim value As Feature
 
value = instance.InsertGroundPlane(ReverseDirection)
C# 
Feature InsertGroundPlane( 
   System.bool ReverseDirection
)
C++/CLI 
Feature^ InsertGroundPlane( 
&   System.bool ReverseDirection
) 

Parameters

ReverseDirection
True to reverse the alignment of ground faces relative to the ground plane, false to not

Return Value

IFeature

Example

Remarks

Before calling this method, select the entity to use as the ground plane using IModelDocExtension::SelectByRay or IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2.

Call this method to insert a ground plane at each level of a plant assembly. Ground planes are used as reference geometry when inserting published assets at each level.

Call IAssemblyDoc::ActivateGroundPlane to activate the ground plane on the level where you want to insert a published asset; the asset's ground face snaps to the assembly's activated ground plane. Components with magnetic mates snap only to components that are also on the active ground plane.

Only one ground plane can be active at a given time in each assembly configuration.

See Large Assemblies > Facility Layout in the SOLIDWORKS user-interface help.

 

See Also

Availability

SOLIDWORKS 2018 FCS, Revision Number 26.0


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