API Reference

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OperationMoveObject Method (ModelObject, Vector)

Moves the model object using the given translation vector.

Namespace:  Tekla.Structures.Model.Operations
Assembly:  Tekla.Structures.Model (in Tekla.Structures.Model.dll) Version: 2019.0.0.0 (2019.0.0.0)
public static bool MoveObject(
	ModelObject Object,
	Vector TranslationVector


Type: Tekla.Structures.ModelModelObject
The model object to move.
Type: Tekla.Structures.Geometry3dVector
The vector for moving the object.

Return Value

Type: Boolean
True on success, false on failure.

Note that the object is moved and updated in the view so ModelObject.Modify() is not needed. Call Modify() only after the object's data has been updated with the ModelObject.Select() method.

In the following example a connection to the Tekla Structures model has already been established. The example code creates a beam to the model and moves the beam one meter in the x and y directions.
using Tekla.Structures.Model;
using Tekla.Structures.Model.Operations;
using Tekla.Structures.Geometry3d;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Example
       public void Example1()
           Beam Beam1 = new Beam(new Point(0, 0, 0), new Point(3000, 0, 0));
           Beam1.Profile.ProfileString = "PL10*140";
               Vector Vector1 = new Vector(1000, 1000, 0);

               if(Operation.MoveObject(Beam1, Vector1))
                   MessageBox.Show("Move succeeded");
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