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GetExtremePoint Method (IBody2)

Calculates the extreme point of the model in the specified direction.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetExtremePoint( _
   ByVal X As System.Double, _
   ByVal Y As System.Double, _
   ByVal Z As System.Double, _
   ByRef Outx As System.Double, _
   ByRef Outy As System.Double, _
   ByRef Outz As System.Double _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IBody2
Dim X As System.Double
Dim Y As System.Double
Dim Z As System.Double
Dim Outx As System.Double
Dim Outy As System.Double
Dim Outz As System.Double
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.GetExtremePoint(X, Y, Z, Outx, Outy, Outz)
System.bool GetExtremePoint( 
   System.double X,
   System.double Y,
   System.double Z,
   out System.double Outx,
   out System.double Outy,
   out System.double Outz
System.bool GetExtremePoint( 
&   System.double X,
&   System.double Y,
&   System.double Z,
&   [Out] System.double Outx,
&   [Out] System.double Outy,
&   [Out] System.double Outz


X component of the direction vector
Y component of the direction vector
Z component of the direction vector
Extreme point X coordinate
Extreme point Y coordinate
Extreme point Z coordinate

Return Value

True if a point was found, false if not


This method returns the furthest possible point of intersection between a plane normal to the direction vector specified and the model as the plane moves along the direction vector. For example, if the model is a right cube centered on the origin and the direction vector is (1.0, 1.0, 1.0), then the extreme point is the vertex at (1.0,
1.0, 1.0).

If there is more than one point (for example, if there is a face perpendicular to the direction vector), SOLIDWORKS returns a unique point that it finds in a deterministic way.

COM example

HRESULT auBody_c::XDispatch2::GetExtremePoint( double x, double y, double z, double*
outx, double* outy, double* outz, VARIANT_BOOL* found ) {

METHOD_PROLOGUE_EX_(auBody_c, Dispatch2)


BOOL gotIt = pThis->GetExtremePoint(x, y, z, outx, outy, outz);
*found = gotIt ? VARIANT_True : VARIANT_false;
return gotIt ? S_OK : S_false;


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

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