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Get Block Instance in Part or Assembly Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a block instance and its block definition.




' Precondition:

'          (1) Part or assembly document is open

'              that has at least one block instance.

'          (2) Block instance is selected.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swBlockInst As SldWorks.SketchBlockInstance

Dim swBlockDef As SldWorks.SketchBlockDefinition


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swBlockInst = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)


Debug.Print "BLOCK INSTANCE: "

Debug.Print "Number of attributes: " & swBlockInst.GetAttributeCount

Debug.Print "Scale: " & swBlockInst.Scale

Debug.Print "Name: " & swBlockInst.Name


Set swBlockDef = swBlockInst.Definition

Debug.Print " "


Debug.Print "Number of arcs: " & swBlockDef.GetArcCount

Debug.Print "Number of dimensions: " & swBlockDef.GetDisplayDimensionCount

Debug.Print "Number of lines: " & swBlockDef.GetLineCount

End Sub


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