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CreateDefinition Method (IFeatureManager)

Creates a feature data object of the specified type.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateDefinition( _
   ByVal Type As System.Integer _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim Type As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.CreateDefinition(Type)
System.object CreateDefinition( 
   System.int Type
System.Object^ CreateDefinition( 
&   System.int Type



Feature name ID as defined in swFeatureNameID_e:

  • swFMBaseFlange (sheet metal base flange)
  • swFMBeltAndChain (belt/chain)
  • swFmBoundingBox (bounding box)
  • swFmCirPattern (circular pattern)
  • swFmCornerRelief (sheet metal corner relief)
  • swFmCurvePattern (curve-driven pattern)
  • swFmDerivedLPattern (derived-driven pattern)
  • swFmDimPattern (variable/dimension pattern)
  • swFmEdgeFlange (sheet metal edge flange)
  • swFmFillet (constant radius, face, full round fillet/chamfer)
  • swFmFillPattern (fill pattern)
  • swFmGroundPlane (ground plane)
  • swFmLibraryFeature (library)
  • swFmLocalChainPattern (chain component pattern)
  • swFmLocalCirPattern (circular component pattern)
  • swFmLocalCurvePattern (curve-driven component pattern)
  • swFmLocalLPattern (linear component pattern)
  • swFmLocalSketchPattern (sketch-driven component pattern)
  • swFmLPattern (linear pattern)
  • swFmMateController (mate controller)
  • swFmMirrorComponent (mirror components)
  • swFmNormalCut (sheet metal normal cut)
  • swFmRefCurve (projection curve)
  • swFmRefSurface (surface sweep)
  • swFmSketchBend (sheet metal sketched bend)
  • swFmSketchPattern (sketch-driven pattern)
  • swFmSMGusset (sheet metal gusset)
  • swFmSweep (boss sweep)
  • swFmSweepCut (cut sweep)
  • swFmSweepThread (sweep thread)
  • swFmSweptFlange (sheet metal swept flange)
  • swFmTabAndSlot (tab and slot)
  • swFmTablePattern (table pattern)

Return Value

threadsweep, librarytab and slotbounding boxground planemirror components, projection curvesheet metal normal cutsheet metal swept flangesheet metal gussetsheet metal edge flange, simple fillet/chamferbelt/chainsheet metal base flangesheet metal corner reliefsheet metal sketched bendmate controller, or pattern-specific feature data object (see Remarks); Nothing or null otherwise




This method initializes the feature data objects with default data for pattern, sweep, bounding box, ground plane, mirror components, projection curve, sheet metal normal cut, sheet metal swept flange, sheet metal gusset, sheet metal edge flange, tab/slot, and belt/chain features.

For sheet metal base flange, sheet metal corner relief, library, simple fillet, and thread features, you must initialize feature data objects using specific initialize methods.

For mate controller features, you can either pre-select mates before calling this method or initialize the feature data object returned by this method with default values. 

See the See Also section.

For additional information, see:


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2006 FCS, Revision Number 14.0

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