Hide Table of Contents
InsertRotatedDimension Method (ISketchManager)
Rotated Dimension

Inserts a rotated Dimension.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertRotatedDimension( _
   const dsDoubleArray& ExtensionLine1PointDblArray As System.Object, _
   const dsDoubleArray& ExtensionLine2PointDblArray As System.Object, _
   const dsDoubleArray& DimensionLinePointDblArray As System.Object, _
   const dsString& DimensionTextOverride As System.String, _
   double RotationAngle As System.Double _
) As RotatedDimension
RotatedDimension InsertRotatedDimension( 
   System.object ExtensionLine1PointDblArray,
   System.object ExtensionLine2PointDblArray,
   System.object DimensionLinePointDblArray,
   System.string DimensionTextOverride,
   System.double RotationAngle
   ExtensionLine1PointDblArray : Array,
   ExtensionLine2PointDblArray : Array,
   DimensionLinePointDblArray : Array,
   DimensionTextOverride : String,
   RotationAngle : Number
) : dsRotatedDimension
COM native C++ 
HRESULT InsertRotatedDimension( 
   VARIANT ExtensionLine1PointDblArray,
   VARIANT ExtensionLine2PointDblArray,
   VARIANT DimensionLinePointDblArray,
   BSTR DimensionTextOverride,
   DOUBLE RotationAngle,
   IRotatedDimension** RotatedDimension
DSRESULT InsertRotatedDimension( 
   const dsDoubleArray& ExtensionLine1PointDblArray,
   const dsDoubleArray& ExtensionLine2PointDblArray,
   const dsDoubleArray& DimensionLinePointDblArray,
   const dsString& DimensionTextOverride,
   double RotationAngle,
   dsRotatedDimension** RotatedDimension


Array of three doubles indicating the origin of the first extension line
Array of three doubles indicating the origin of the second extension line
Array of three doubles indicating the point where to place the rotated Dimension
Text with which to override the default Dimension text
Angle by which to rotate the Dimension (see Remarks)
RotatedDimension[out] or Return Value
Rotated Dimension



The value specified for RotationAngle affects the angle of the Dimension lines and text. Setting RotationAngle to:

  • 0 results in horizontal Dimension lines and text.
  • a non-0 value results in vertical Dimension lines and text.

See Also


DraftSight V1R1.2

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   InsertRotatedDimension Method (ISketchManager)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2019 SP04

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.