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CreateBodyFromBox Method (IModeler)

Obsolete. Superseded by IModeler::CreateBodyFromBox3.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateBodyFromBox( _
   ByVal BoxDimArray As System.Object _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModeler
Dim BoxDimArray As System.Object
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreateBodyFromBox(BoxDimArray)
System.object CreateBodyFromBox( 
   System.object BoxDimArray
System.Object^ CreateBodyFromBox( 
&   System.Object^ BoxDimArray


Array of 9 doubles (see Remarks)

Return Value




The input parameter is the following array of doubles:

[ boxFaceCenter[3], boxAxis[3], boxWidth, boxLength, boxHeight ]



XYZ location that represents the center of one of the box faces.


XYZ direction. The box will be extruded along this vector from the boxFaceCenter location, a distance of boxHeight.


Box width. If boxAxis is parallel to the Z axis (0,0,1), then this value represents the dimension that is parallel to the X-axis; otherwise, the orientation is not defined.


Box length. If boxAxis is parallel to the Z axis (0,0,1), then this value represents the dimension that is parallel to the Y axis; otherwise, the orientation is not defined.


Height to extrude along the boxAxis direction. If boxHeight is 0, a sheet body will be created of dimension boxWidth x boxLength and whose normal is defined by boxAxis.


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