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CreateCircleByRadius Method (ISketchManager)

Creates a circle based on a center point and a specified radius.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateCircleByRadius( _
   ByVal XC As System.Double, _
   ByVal YC As System.Double, _
   ByVal Zc As System.Double, _
   ByVal Radius As System.Double _
) As SketchSegment
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISketchManager
Dim XC As System.Double
Dim YC As System.Double
Dim Zc As System.Double
Dim Radius As System.Double
Dim value As SketchSegment
value = instance.CreateCircleByRadius(XC, YC, Zc, Radius)
SketchSegment CreateCircleByRadius( 
   System.double XC,
   System.double YC,
   System.double Zc,
   System.double Radius
SketchSegment^ CreateCircleByRadius( 
&   System.double XC,
&   System.double YC,
&   System.double Zc,
&   System.double Radius


X coordinate of the circle center point in meters
Y coordinate of the circle center point in meters
Z coordinate of the circle center point in meters
Radius of the circle in meters

Return Value

Sketch segment for the circle


This method creates a full circle in the active 2D sketch. If a sketch is not active, then a new sketch is created. You can check for an active sketch using ISketchManager::ActiveSketch.


ISketchManager::AddToDB and ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded increase performance during entity creation by adding entities directly to the SOLIDWORKS database.


ISketchManager::AddToDB also avoids some of the peculiarities involved with creating entities via the user interface, such as inferencing, automatic relations, and snapping to the grid. Adding entities directly to the database also significantly increases the performance of this method. When you are done creating entities, it is important to ISketchManager::AddToDB(False), to restore SOLIDWORKS to its normal operating mode.


This method also works with ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded. If you have called ISketchManager::AddToDB(True), additional performance can be gained by calling ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded(False) to disable immediate display of entities as they are added to the database. When you are done creating all of your sketch entities, you must redraw your document window (see IModelView::GraphicsRedraw or IModelView::IGraphicsRedraw) to see the entities you added. You should also restore the original display settings by calling ISketchManager::DisplayWhenAdded(True).


To create a circle using a center point and radius, see ISketchManager::CreateCircle. To create a partial arc, see ISketchManager::CreateArc.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2008 FCS, Revision Number 16.0

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