Hide Table of Contents
CreateSphericalSurface2 Method (IModeler)

Creates an untrimmed spherical surface.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateSphericalSurface2( _
   ByVal Center As System.Object, _
   ByVal Axis As System.Object, _
   ByVal RefDir As System.Object, _
   ByVal Radius As System.Double _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModeler
Dim Center As System.Object
Dim Axis As System.Object
Dim RefDir As System.Object
Dim Radius As System.Double
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreateSphericalSurface2(Center, Axis, RefDir, Radius)
System.object CreateSphericalSurface2( 
   System.object Center,
   System.object Axis,
   System.object RefDir,
   System.double Radius
System.Object^ CreateSphericalSurface2( 
&   System.Object^ Center,
&   System.Object^ Axis,
&   System.Object^ RefDir,
&   System.double Radius


Array containing 3 doubles for XYZ location of the center of the spherical surface
Array containing 3 doubles
rray containing 3 doubles
Radius at the center

Return Value

Untrimmed spherical surface


The axis argument is the axis of the sphere; the refDir argument is perpendicular to the axis and through the center of the sphere and defines the origin of the UV space.

You can trim the resulting surface to generate a sheet body, for example, using ISurface::CreateTrimmedSheet or ISurface::ICreateTrimmedSheet3.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2001Plus FCS, Revision Number 10.0

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   CreateSphericalSurface2 Method (IModeler)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2018 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.