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Orientation3 Property (IModelView)

Gets or sets the model view orientation matrix.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property Orientation3 As MathTransform
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelView
Dim value As MathTransform
instance.Orientation3 = value
value = instance.Orientation3
MathTransform Orientation3 {get; set;}
property MathTransform^ Orientation3 {
   MathTransform^ get();
   void set ( &   MathTransform^ value);

Property Value

View orientation matrix


When modifying a model view transform, you must use IModelView::Orientation3 and IModelView::Translation3. For example:


Dim xyzOrigin As SldWorks.MathPoint

dPoint(0) = 0#: dPoint(1) = 0#: dPoint(2) = 0#

Set xyzOrigin = swMathUtil.CreatePoint((dPoint))


Set swVectorZ = swVectorZ.Scale(-1)

Set swMathTrans = swMathUtil.ComposeTransform(swVectorX, swVectorY, swVectorZ, xyzOrigin.ConvertToVector, 1#)

Set swMathTrans = swMathTrans.Inverse


Set swModelView = swModel.ActiveView

Set swViewTrans = swModelView.Orientation3

swModelView.Orientation3 = swMathTrans


Dim u As Double

u = swModelView.Scale2

Set swMathPoint = swVectorT.ConvertToPoint

Set swMathPoint = swMathPoint.Scale(-1 * u)

Set swMathPoint = swMathPoint.MultiplyTransform(swMathTrans)

swModelView.Translation3 = swMathPoint.ConvertToVector


Also, check the vectors by looking at the triad in the model view.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus SP2, Revision Number 10.2

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