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Get Chamfer Display Dimension Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get chamfer display dimension properties.

'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open <SolidWorks_install_dir>\samples\tutorial\api\plate_tolstatus.sldprt.
' 2. Create a drawing from the part:
'    a. File > Make Drawing from Part.
'    b. Drag and drop the isometric view onto the sheet.
' 3. Create a chamfer display dimension.
'    a. Select Tools > Dimensions > Chamfer.
'    b. Select a chamfer edge first and a leading edge second.
'    c. Click off the part to place the display dimension.
'    d. Modify display dimension text in the PropertyManager:
'           i. In Dimension Text, click before <DIM>.
'          ii. Select the diameter symbol.
'         iii. Click after <DIM>.
'          iv. Select the +/- symbol.
'           v. Type 0.5.
'          vi. On the Other tab select Override Units.
'         vii. Click the green check mark to accept the display dimension.
' 4. Open an Immediate Window.
'
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate Window.
'
' NOTE: Because the part document is used by other macros,
'       do not save any changes when closing it.
'------------------------------------
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
    
Dim swDispDim As DisplayDimension
    
Dim bRet As Boolean
    Sub main()

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        bRet = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"RD1@Drawing View1", "DIMENSION", 0.4935677398765, 0.3280800260301, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        swDispDim = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
        swModel.ClearSelection2(
True)

        Debug.Print(
"Dimension type as defined in swDimensionType_e: " & swDispDim.Type2) '10=swChamferDimension
        Debug.Print("")
        Debug.Print(
"Uses document units? " & swDispDim.GetUseDocUnits) 'false if uses local override units

        If swDispDim.GetUseDocUnits = False Then
            Dim LenUnit As Long
            Dim AngUnit As Long
            bRet = swDispDim.GetChamferUnits(LenUnit, AngUnit)
            Debug.Print(
"Uses local length unit as defined in swLengthUnits_e: " & LenUnit)  '0=swMM
            Debug.Print("Uses local angle unit as defined in swAngleUnits_e: " & AngUnit)   '0=swDegrees, 3=swRadians
        End If
        Debug.Print("")

        
Dim indx As Long
        indx = swDispDim.ChamferPrecision(0)
        Debug.Print(
"Precision of chamfer distance: " & indx & " decimal places")
        indx = swDispDim.ChamferPrecision(1)
        Debug.Print(
"Precision of chamfer angle: " & indx & " decimal places")

        
Dim tokenformats As Object = Nothing
        Dim tokenvalues As Object = Nothing
        Dim n As Long

        Debug.Print("")
        Debug.Print(
"Text format items in " & swDispDim.GetNameForSelection & ":")
        Debug.Print(
"")
        
Dim count As Long

        count = swDispDim.GetTextFormatItems(swDimensionTextParts_e.swDimensionTextCalloutAbove, tokenformats, tokenvalues)
        Debug.Print(
"Number of callout above items: " & count)

        
If Not count = 0 Then
            Debug.Print("  tokenformats: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenformats) To UBound(tokenformats)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenformats(n))

            
Next n
            Debug.Print(
"  tokenvalues: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenvalues) To UBound(tokenvalues)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenvalues(n))

            
Next n
        
End If
        Debug.Print("")
        count = swDispDim.GetTextFormatItems(swDimensionTextParts_e.swDimensionTextPrefix, tokenformats, tokenvalues)
        Debug.Print(
"Number of prefix items: " & count)
        
If Not count = 0 Then
            Debug.Print("  tokenformats: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenformats) To UBound(tokenformats)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenformats(n))

            
Next n
            Debug.Print(
"  tokenvalues: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenvalues) To UBound(tokenvalues)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenvalues(n))

            
Next n
        
End If
        Debug.Print("")
        count = swDispDim.GetTextFormatItems(swDimensionTextParts_e.swDimensionTextSuffix, tokenformats, tokenvalues)
        Debug.Print(
"Number of suffix items: " & count)

        
If Not count = 0 Then
            Debug.Print("  tokenformats: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenformats) To UBound(tokenformats)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenformats(n))

            
Next n
            Debug.Print(
"  tokenvalues: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenvalues) To UBound(tokenvalues)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenvalues(n))

            
Next n
        
End If
        Debug.Print("")
        count = swDispDim.GetTextFormatItems(swDimensionTextParts_e.swDimensionTextCalloutBelow, tokenformats, tokenvalues)
        Debug.Print(
"Number of callout below items: " & count)

        
If Not count = 0 Then
            Debug.Print("  tokenformats: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenformats) To UBound(tokenformats)
                Debug.Print(
"  " & tokenformats(n))

            
Next n
            Debug.Print(
"  tokenvalues: ")
            
For n = LBound(tokenvalues) To UBound(tokenvalues)
                Debug.Print(
"" & tokenvalues(n))

            
Next n
        
End If

      
    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class
 



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