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AddToDB Property (ISketchManager)

Gets or sets whether sketch entities are added directly to the SOLIDWORKS database.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property AddToDB As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim value As System.Boolean
instance.AddToDB = value
value = instance.AddToDB
System.bool AddToDB {get; set;}
property System.bool AddToDB {
   System.bool get();
   void set ( &   System.bool value);

Property Value

True to add items directly to the SOLIDWORKS database, false to not



One of the benefits of adding sketch entities directly to the database is that you can avoid grid and entity snapping. For example, if you create a sketch line whose endpoint is near another entity or near a grid point, the new line endpoint snaps to the other item or grid point. Setting ISketchManager::AddToDB to true avoids this behavior during sketch entity creation.


ISketchManager::AddToDB and ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded also increase performance during sketch entity creation. ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded requires that ISketchManager::AddToDB is true.


If you want to constrain all the sketch entities after creation, use ISketch::ConstrainAll.


After setting ISketchManager::AddToDB to true, you must set it back to false to restore SOLIDWORKS to its normal operating mode.

See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2008 FCS, Revision Number 16.0

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