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TearEdges Property (ISurfaceFlattenFeatureData)

Gets or sets the tear edges for the relief cuts for this surface-flatten feature.

.NET Syntax

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



Tear edges:

  • indicate where to make relief cuts before flattening the surface. During flattening, regions of the flattened surface are stretched while other regions are compressed. Adding tear edges through regions of high stress can reduce these deformations, which increases the accuracy of the flattened surface.
  • allow users to flatten closed surfaces, such as spheres or entire solid bodies, that would otherwise not be flattened. See the Example section.
  • can be any of these types of selected entities:
    • edges,
    • reference curves, and
    • 2D/3D splines.
  • must each intersect the face or surface being flattened while touching one boundary edge, which is an edge adjacent to exactly one face or surface.
  • are only applied when ISurfaceFlattenFeatureData::ShouldMakeTears is true.

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

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2016 FCS, Revision Number 24.0

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