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Move Annotations to First Annotation View Example (VBA)

'********************************

'

' Preconditions:  Open document with at least two

'                 annotation views. Each view should have at

'                 least one annotation.

'

' Postconditions: Annotation and annotation view names

'                 printed to debug window. All annotations moved

'                 to the first annotation view.

'

'********************************

Option Explicit

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swModelExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Dim swAnnViews As Variant               'Array of annotation views

Dim vAnnotations As Variant             'Array of annotations

Dim vAnnToMove() As SldWorks.Annotation 'Collections of annotations to move

Dim swAnnView As SldWorks.AnnotationView

Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer

Dim swAnn As SldWorks.Annotation

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swModelExt = swModel.Extension

 

ReDim vAnnToMove(0)

 

swAnnViews = swModelExt.AnnotationViews

 

'Activate each view; only one view can be active at a time

For i = 0 To swModelExt.AnnotationViewCount - 1

    Set swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)

    Debug.Print "Annotation view name: " & swAnnView.Name

    swAnnView.Activate

    'Alternative to activate

    'swAnnView.ActivateAndReorient

Next

 

'Print each annotation name and add all annotations to a collection

For i = 0 To swModelExt.AnnotationViewCount - 1

    Set swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)

    swAnnView.Activate

    vAnnotations = swAnnView.Annotations

    If Not IsEmpty(vAnnotations) Then

        For j = 0 To UBound(vAnnotations)

            Set swAnn = vAnnotations(j)

            Set vAnnToMove(UBound(vAnnToMove)) = swAnn

            ReDim Preserve vAnnToMove(UBound(vAnnToMove))

            Debug.Print "Annotation name: " & swAnn.GetName

        Next

    

    End If

    

    'Move all annotations to first annotation view

    If i > 0 Then

        Set swAnnView = swAnnViews(i)

        boolstatus = swAnnView.MoveAnnotations(vAnnToMove)

        Debug.Assert boolstatus

    End If

    

    ReDim vAnnToMove(0)

Next

   

End Sub



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