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DimensionLink Class

The DimensionLink class contains methods related to dimension links. A dimension link is a link between two dimension sets.
Inheritance Hierarchy

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Drawing
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Drawing (in Tekla.Structures.Drawing.dll) Version: 2018.1.0.0 (2018.1.0.0)
Syntax
[SerializableAttribute]
public sealed class DimensionLink : DrawingObject

The DimensionLink type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  Name Description
Public method DimensionLink
Creates a new DimensionLink instance.
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Properties
  Name Description
Public property Attributes
Gets or sets the attributes of the current object. Only attributes of the same type as the object are allowed.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
Public property QueryReturnValue
Status information about the latest database operation (select, insert, modify, delete).
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
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Methods
  Name Description
Public method Delete
Unlinks the dimensions in the current drawing.
(Overrides DatabaseObjectDelete.)
Public method GetDimension1
Gets the first one of the linked dimensions.
Public method GetDimension2
Gets the second one of the linked dimensions.
Public method GetDoubleUserProperties(DictionaryString, Double)
Retrieves all double user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetDoubleUserProperties(ListString, DictionaryString, Double)
Retrieves all double user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetDrawing
Gets the drawing where the drawing object is.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
Public method GetIntegerUserProperties(DictionaryString, Int32)
Retrieves all integer user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetIntegerUserProperties(ListString, DictionaryString, Int32)
Retrieves all integer user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetRelatedObjects
Gets the related objects of the current object.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
Public method GetRelatedObjects(Type)
Gets the related objects of the current object that are of certain types.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
Public method GetStringUserProperties(DictionaryString, String)
Retrieves all string user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetStringUserProperties(ListString, DictionaryString, String)
Retrieves all string user properties for the object with the given list of names.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetUserProperty(String, Double)
Gets a double property from the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetUserProperty(String, Int32)
Gets an integer property from the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetUserProperty(String, String)
Gets a string property from the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method GetView
Gets the view where the drawing object is.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
Public method Insert
Links the dimensions in the drawing.
(Overrides DatabaseObjectInsert.)
Public method IsEqual
Compares the current object with an object of the same type.
(Overrides DrawingObjectIsEqual(Object).)
Public method IsSameDatabaseObject
Returns true if the current object and the given object are referencing the same database object.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method Modify
NOT YET IMPLEMENTED.
(Overrides DatabaseObjectModify.)
Public method Select
Selects the drawing DimensionLink from the current drawing database.
(Overrides DatabaseObjectSelect.)
Public method SetUserProperty(String, Double)
Sets a double property for the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method SetUserProperty(String, Int32)
Sets an integer property for the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method SetUserProperty(String, String)
Sets a string property for the drawing object. The object has to be in a drawing before the method can be used.
(Inherited from DatabaseObject.)
Public method ToString
Changes the string presentation of the drawing object.
(Inherited from DrawingObject.)
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Examples
The following example creates two dimensions in the drawing sheet and links them:
using Tekla.Structures.Drawing;
using Tekla.Structures.Geometry3d;

public class Example
{
       public void Example1()
       {
           DrawingHandler MyDrawingHandler = new DrawingHandler();
           if (MyDrawingHandler.GetConnectionStatus())
           {
               StraightDimension Dimension1 = new StraightDimension(MyDrawingHandler.GetActiveDrawing().GetSheet(),
                   new Point(0, 0, 0), new Point(100, 0, 0), new Vector(0, -1, 0), 100.0);
               StraightDimension Dimension2 = new StraightDimension(MyDrawingHandler.GetActiveDrawing().GetSheet(),
                   new Point(0, 0, 0), new Point(0, 100, 0), new Vector(-1, 0, 0), 100.0);

               Dimension1.Insert();
               Dimension2.Insert();

               StraightDimensionSet DimSet1 = Dimension1.GetDimensionSet() as StraightDimensionSet;
               StraightDimensionSet DimSet2 = Dimension2.GetDimensionSet() as StraightDimensionSet;

               DimensionLink DimLink = new DimensionLink(DimSet1, DimSet2);
               DimLink.Insert();
           }
       }
}
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