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Get All Visible Components in Drawing View Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get all of the visible components in a drawing view.




' Preconditions: Drawing document is open and

'                contains one or more components.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swView As SldWorks.View

Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2

Dim vComps As Variant

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim itr As Long


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager


boolstatus = swModel.ActivateView("Drawing View1")

boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)


'Select the view

Set swView = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


'Get all visible components in the view

vComps = swView.GetVisibleComponents


' Print the number of visible components

Debug.Print UBound(vComps)


' Iterate through the visible components and print each one's name

For itr = 0 To UBound(vComps)

    Set swComp = vComps(itr)

    Debug.Print swComp.Name2

Next itr


End Sub

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