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Get Dimension Values in Drawing Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the values of the dimensions in a drawing.

 

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' Preconditions: Drawing document is open.

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' Postconditions: None

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Option Explicit

Public Enum swDimensionDrivenState_e

    swDimensionDrivenUnknown = 0    '  Driven/driving state is unknown

    swDimensionDriven = 1           '  Dimension is a driven dimension

    swDimensionDriving = 2          '  Dimension is a driving dimension

End Enum

Public Enum swDimensionArrowsSide_e

    swDimArrowsInside = 0       '  Arrows inside of the witness lines

    swDimArrowsOutside = 1      '  Arrows outside of the witness lines

    swDimArrowsSmart = 2        '  Arrows inside if the text and arrows fit, outside if not

    swDimArrowsFollowDoc = 3    '  Arrows the same as the document default for placing arrows

End Enum

Public Enum swDimensionTextParts_e

    swDimensionTextAll = 0                  ' All pieces of text (used only by SetText)

    swDimensionTextPrefix = 1               ' Prefix portion of the text

    swDimensionTextSuffix = 2               ' Suffix portion of the text

    swDimensionTextCalloutAbove = 3         ' Callout portion of the text, above the dimension

    swDimensionTextCalloutBelow = 4         ' Callout portion of the text, below the dimension

End Enum

Sub main()

    Dim swApp                       As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                     As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swDraw                      As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

    Dim swView                      As SldWorks.View

    Dim swDispDim                   As SldWorks.DisplayDimension

    Dim swDim                       As SldWorks.Dimension

    Dim swAnn                       As SldWorks.Annotation

    Dim bRet                        As Boolean

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swDraw = swModel

    

    Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName

    

    Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView

    Do While Not swView Is Nothing

        Debug.Print "  View = " & swView.Name

    

        Set swDispDim = swView.GetFirstDisplayDimension5

        Do While Not swDispDim Is Nothing

            Set swAnn = swDispDim.GetAnnotation

            Set swDim = swDispDim.GetDimension

        

            Debug.Print "    ------------------------------------"

            

            Debug.Print "    AnnName = " & swAnn.GetName

            Debug.Print "      DimFullName      = " & swDim.FullName

            Debug.Print "      DimName          = " & swDim.Name

            Debug.Print "      DrivenState      = " & swDim.DrivenState

            Debug.Print "      ReadOnly         = " & swDim.ReadOnly

            Debug.Print "      Value            = " & swDim.GetSystemValue2("")

            Debug.Print ""

            

            Debug.Print "      Arrowside        = " & swDispDim.ArrowSide

            

            Debug.Print "      TextAll          = " & swDispDim.GetText(swDimensionTextAll)

            Debug.Print "      TextPrefix       = " & swDispDim.GetText(swDimensionTextPrefix)

            Debug.Print "      TextSuffix       = " & swDispDim.GetText(swDimensionTextSuffix)

            Debug.Print "      CalloutAbove     = " & swDispDim.GetText(swDimensionTextCalloutAbove)

            Debug.Print "      CalloutBelow     = " & swDispDim.GetText(swDimensionTextCalloutBelow)

            

            Set swDispDim = swDispDim.GetNext3

        Loop

        Set swView = swView.GetNextView

    Loop

End Sub

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