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Autodimension Selected Drawing View Example (VBA)

This example shows how to autodimension a selected drawing view.




' Preconditions: Drawing document of a part is open and

'                a drawing view is selected.


' Postconditions: Supported entities in the selected drawing

'                view are autodimensioned.



Option Explicit


Const swAutodimEntitiesBasedOnPreselect = 0


Sub main()


    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

    Dim myModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

    Dim myDrawing As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Dim longstatus As Long

    Dim selmark As Long

    Dim nocallout As SldWorks.Callout

    Dim options As Long

    Dim entsToDim As Long, hscheme As Long, hplace As Long, vscheme As Long, vplace As Long


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set myModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

    Set myDrawing = myModel


    myModel.ClearSelection2 True


    ' View to be autodimensioned must be selected, no special mark necessary

    options = 0

    selmark = 0


    ' Horizontal and vertical datum, or a vertex datum, baselines for dimension creation.

    ' These are optional; if not selected, autodimension uses default datums,

    ' the leftmost and bottom-most edges.

    selmark = SwConst.swAutodimMark_e.swAutodimMarkHorizontalDatum


    selmark = SwConst.swAutodimMark_e.swAutodimMarkVerticalDatum


    selmark = SwConst.swAutodimMark_e.swAutodimMarkOriginDatum


    ' Select a vertex on the part in the selected drawing view

    boolstatus = myModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "VERTEX", 0.03, 0.034, 0#, True, selmark, nocallout, options)


    entsToDim = swAutodimEntitiesBasedOnPreselect  ' New enum value?

    selmark = 0


    hscheme = SwConst.swAutodimScheme_e.swAutodimSchemeBaseline

    hplace = SwConst.swAutodimHorizontalPlacement_e.swAutodimHorizontalPlacementAbove

    vscheme = SwConst.swAutodimScheme_e.swAutodimSchemeBaseline

    vplace = SwConst.swAutodimVerticalPlacement_e.swAutodimVerticalPlacementRight

    longstatus = myDrawing.AutoDimension(entsToDim, hscheme, hplace, vscheme, vplace)


End Sub

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