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Insert Magnetic Line Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a magnetic line in a drawing sheet.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    install_dir\samples\tutorial\api\Assem20.slddrw.
' 2. Press F5 repeatedly while observing the changes in the sheet.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. A magnetic line is inserted.
' 2. Two notes are successfully attached to the magnetic line.
' 3. One note is detached from the magnetic line.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes when closing it.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swDraw As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
Dim swNote As SldWorks.Note
Dim anno As SldWorks.Annotation
Dim MathUtil As SldWorks.MathUtility
Dim StartPoint As SldWorks.MathPoint
Dim EndPoint As SldWorks.MathPoint
Dim NewLocation As SldWorks.MathPoint
Dim MagLine As SldWorks.MagneticLine
Dim startPointArray As Variant
Dim startPointCoords() As Double
Dim endPointArray As Variant
Dim endPointCoords() As Double
Dim myDrawingSheet As SldWorks.Sheet
Dim vAnnPos As Variant
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   

    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swDraw = Part
    Set swSelMgr = Part.SelectionManager
   

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("DetailItem350@Drawing View1", "NOTE", 0.1999417828571, 0.1868875085714, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swNote = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
   

    Set MathUtil = swApp.GetMathUtility()
   

    ReDim startPointCoords(0 To 2) As Double
    startPointCoords(0) = 0.00792759673091
    startPointCoords(1) = 0.01114535920683
    startPointCoords(2) = 0
    startPointArray = startPointCoords
    Set StartPoint = MathUtil.CreatePoint((startPointArray))
   

    ReDim endPointCoords(0 To 2) As Double
    endPointCoords(0) = 0.2681801120698
    endPointCoords(1) = 0.2077950154354
    endPointCoords(2) = 0
    endPointArray = endPointCoords
    Set EndPoint = MathUtil.CreatePoint((endPointArray))
   

    Set myDrawingSheet = Part.GetCurrentSheet()
    Stop
   

    Set MagLine = myDrawingSheet.InsertMagneticLine(StartPoint, EndPoint)
    MagLine.EqualSpacing = True
    Debug.Print "Number of magnetic lines on this sheet: " & myDrawingSheet.GetMagneticLinesCount
    Stop
   

    Debug.Print "First note attached to magnetic line? " & MagLine.AddNote(swNote, 0.000001)   ' If EqualSpacing is True then Position is ignored
    Debug.Print "Number of notes attached to the magnetic line: " & MagLine.GetNotesCount
    Stop
   

    Debug.Print "Angle in radians of the magnetic line: " & MagLine.Angle
    Debug.Print "Length in meters of the magnetic line: " & MagLine.Length
   

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("DetailItem352@Drawing View3", "NOTE", 0.1944023085714, 0.1194905714286, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swNote = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Debug.Print "Second note attached to magnetic line? " & MagLine.AddNote(swNote, 0.000001)  ' This fails because note belongs to a different view
    Set anno = swNote.GetAnnotation
    Debug.Print "Number of notes attached to the magnetic line: " & MagLine.GetNotesCount
    Stop
   

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("DetailItem351@Drawing View1", "NOTE", 0.1944023085714, 0.1194905714286, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    Set swNote = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Set anno = swNote.GetAnnotation
    vAnnPos = anno.GetPosition
    Debug.Print "Second note attached to magnetic line? " & MagLine.AddNote(swNote, 0.000001)  ' This succeeds because note belongs to same view as previously added note
    Debug.Print "Number of notes attached to the magnetic line: " & MagLine.GetNotesCount
    Stop
   

    ' Detach a note from the magnetic line
    Set NewLocation = MathUtil.CreatePoint((vAnnPos))
    Debug.Print "Note detached from magnetic line? " & MagLine.RemoveNote(swNote, NewLocation)  ' Move the note to its original position
    Debug.Print "Number of notes attached to the magnetic line: " & MagLine.GetNotesCount

End Sub

 



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