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CreateDefinition Method (IFeatureManager)

Creates a feature data object of the specified type.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateDefinition( _
   ByVal Type As System.Integer _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim Type As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreateDefinition(Type)
System.object CreateDefinition( 
   System.int Type
System.Object^ CreateDefinition( 
&   System.int Type



Feature name ID as defined in swFeatureNameID_e:

  • swFmBoundingBox (bounding box)
  • swFmCirPattern (circular pattern)
  • swFmCurvePattern (curve-driven pattern)
  • swFmDerivedLPattern (derived-driven pattern)
  • swFmDimPattern (variable/dimension pattern)
  • swFmFillPattern (fill pattern)
  • swFmGroundPlane (ground plane)
  • swFmLibraryFeature (library)
  • swFmLocalChainPattern (chain component pattern)
  • swFmLocalCirPattern (circular component pattern)
  • swFmLocalCurvePattern (curve-driven component pattern)
  • swFmLocalLPattern (linear component pattern)
  • swFmLocalSketchPattern (sketch-driven component pattern)
  • swFmLPattern (linear pattern)
  • swFmNormalCut (sheet metal normal cut)
  • swFmRefCurve (projection curve)
  • swFmRefSurface (surface sweep)
  • swFmSketchPattern (sketch-driven pattern)
  • swFmSweep (boss sweep)
  • swFmSweepCut (cut sweep)
  • swFmSweepThread (sweep thread)
  • swFmTabAndSlot (tab and slot)
  • swFmTablePattern (table pattern)

Return Value

threadsweep, librarytab and slotbounding boxground planeprojection curvesheet metal normal cut, or pattern-specific feature data object (see Remarks); Nothing or null otherwise


See the ITabAndSlotFeatureData example.



For pattern, sweep, bounding box, ground plane, projection curve, sheet metal normal cut, and tab/slot features only, this method initializes the feature data objects with default data. For library and thread features, you must initialize feature data objects using specific initialize methods. See the See Also section.

For additional information, see:


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2006 FCS, Revision Number 14.0

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