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MapEdges Property (ISurfaceFlattenFeatureData)

Gets or sets the map edges for this surface-flatten feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property MapEdges As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISurfaceFlattenFeatureData
Dim value As System.Object
instance.MapEdges = value
value = instance.MapEdges
System.object MapEdges {get; set;}
property System.Object^ MapEdges {
   System.Object^ get();
   void set ( &   System.Object^ value);

Property Value

Array of entities that lie on the selected faces or surfaces to flatten (see Remarks)


Map edges:

  • are entities to map to the flattened surface. By default, any entity that lies on top of a face or surface to flatten is ignored unless the user selects the entity as a map edge.
  • are useful when users want to see where a selected entity on the original body would lie on a flattened surface. For example, users might select edges as map lines to serve as bend lines in the flattened surface.
  • can be any of these types of selected entities: 
    • edges,
    • reference curves,
    • 2D/3D splines,
    • sketches, and
    • sketch text.

The SOLIDWORKS API returns edges for the entities selected for the map edges in a surface-flatten feature.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2016 FCS, Revision Number 24.0

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