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Attach Annotation to Entity Example (VBA)

This example shows how to move an annotation from one entity to another.

 

'----------------------------------------------

'

' Preconditions: Part or drawing is open that has

'                annotations.

'

' Postconditions: If possible, the selected annotation is moved to

'                the selected entity (i.e., face, edge, or vertex.

'

'-----------------------------------------------

 

Option Explicit

 

Public Enum swAnnotationType_e

    swCThread = 1

    swDatumTag = 2

    swDatumTargetSym = 3

    swDisplayDimension = 4

    swGTol = 5

    swNote = 6

    swSFSymbol = 7

    swWeldSymbol = 8

    swCustomSymbol = 9

    swDowelSym = 10

    swLeader = 11

    swBlock = 12

    swCenterMarkSym = 13

    swTableAnnotation = 14

    swCenterLine = 15

End Enum

 

Public Enum swSelectType_e

    swSelNOTHING = 0

    swSelEDGES = 1              '  "EDGE"

    swSelFACES = 2              '  "FACE"

    swSelVERTICES = 3           '  "VERTEX"

    swSelSKETCHSEGS = 10        '  "SKETCHSEGMENT"

    swSelSKETCHPOINTS = 11      '  "SKETCHPOINT"

    swSelGTOLS = 13             '  "GTOL"

    swSelDIMENSIONS = 14        '  "DIMENSION"

    swSelNOTES = 15             '  "NOTE"

    swSelCENTERMARKS = 28       '  "CENTERMARKS"

    swSelSFSYMBOLS = 35         '  "SFSYMBOL"

    swSelDATUMTAGS = 36         '  "DATUMTAG"

    swSelCTHREADS = 39          '  "CTHREAD"

    swSelDTMTARGS = 40          '  "DTMTARG"

    swSelBLOCKINST = 93         '  "BLOCKINST"

    swSelCENTERMARKSYMS = 100   '  "CENTERMARKSYMS"

    swSelCENTERLINES = 103      '  "CENTERLINE"

End Enum

 

Sub main()

 

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

    Dim swSelObj1                As Object

    Dim swSelObj2                As Object

    Dim swAnn                   As SldWorks.Annotation

    Dim vAttEntTypeArr          As Variant

    Dim vAttEntArr              As Variant

    Dim nSelType                As Long

    Dim i                       As Long

    Dim bRet                    As Boolean

    

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

    

    ' Select the annotation to move

    Set swSelObj1 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

    Set swAnn = swSelObj1.GetAnnotation

    

    ' Part - select the entity to move the annotation to

    Set swSelObj2 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(2, -1)

    

    ' Drawing - select the entity to move the annotation to

    'Set swSelObj2 = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(3, -1)

    

    Dim AttEntArr(0) As Object

    Set AttEntArr(0) = swSelObj2

    Dim vAttEntArrIn As Variant

    vAttEntArrIn = AttEntArr

       

    bRet = swAnn.SetAttachedEntities(vAttEntArrIn)

        

    Debug.Print "Name              = " & swAnn.GetName

    Debug.Print "  Selection Type  = " & swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)

    Debug.Print "  Annotation Type = " & swAnn.GetType

    

    vAttEntArr = swAnn.GetAttachedEntities2

    vAttEntTypeArr = swAnn.GetAttachedEntityTypes

    

    If Not IsEmpty(vAttEntTypeArr) Then

        Debug.Assert UBound(vAttEntArr) = UBound(vAttEntTypeArr)

        For i = 0 To UBound(vAttEntTypeArr)

            ' A dangling dimension has at least one entity of type swSelNOTHING

            Debug.Print "  Entity Type(" & i & ")  = " & vAttEntTypeArr(i)

            Dim swSelData               As SldWorks.SelectData

            Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData

            Call vAttEntArr(i).Select4(False, swSelData)

        Next i

    End If

End Sub



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