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InsertTableDrivenPattern2 Method (IFeatureManager)

Inserts a table-driven pattern of the selected features, faces, or bodies.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertTableDrivenPattern2( _
   ByVal FileName As System.String, _
   ByVal PointVar As System.Object, _
   ByVal UseCentroid As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal GeomPattern As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal PropVisProps As System.Boolean _
) As Feature
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim FileName As System.String
Dim PointVar As System.Object
Dim UseCentroid As System.Boolean
Dim GeomPattern As System.Boolean
Dim PropVisProps As System.Boolean
Dim value As Feature
value = instance.InsertTableDrivenPattern2(FileName, PointVar, UseCentroid, GeomPattern, PropVisProps)
Feature InsertTableDrivenPattern2( 
   System.string FileName,
   System.object PointVar,
   System.bool UseCentroid,
   System.bool GeomPattern,
   System.bool PropVisProps
Feature^ InsertTableDrivenPattern2( 
&   System.String^ FileName,
&   System.Object^ PointVar,
&   System.bool UseCentroid,
&   System.bool GeomPattern,
&   System.bool PropVisProps



Name of the file that has the coordinates for the table-driven pattern; can be an empty string (see Remarks)


Array of x, y coordinates of the points for the table-driven pattern (see Remarks)


True to use the centroid of the seed feature, face, or body; false to use a different point as the reference point (see Remarks)


True to pattern the geometry, false to not

True to propagate visual properties, false to not

Return Value





  • coordinates for the input points in system units in a .sldptab or .txt file for FileName.
    - or -
  • input points in system units in PointVar. Because each point has two coordinates (x, y), the size of PointVar is (2 x number_of_points).

This method requires selecting the input entities using these selection marks:

Input entity Mark
Seed feature 4
Coordinate system 16
Reference point  32
Seed face  128
Seed body  256

If UseCentroid is false, then you must specify a reference point.

See the SOLIDWORKS Help for more information about table-driven patterns.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2017 FCS, Revision Number 25.0

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