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Insert Punch Table Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a punch table in the flat pattern view of a sheet metal part that contains one or more forming tool features.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing that contains a flat pattern view of a sheet metal part with
'    one or more forming tool features.
' 2. Modify the x- and y-coordinates in the IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2 methods for the
'    specified VERTEX and FACE.
' 3. Replace install_dir with your SolidWorks installation path.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. A punch table is inserted in the drawing.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window for punch table feature details.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim myView As SldWorks.View
Dim myTableAnn As SldWorks.PunchTableAnnotation
Dim MyTable As SldWorks.PunchTable
Dim featRet As SldWorks.Feature
Dim rVar As Variant
Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   

    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    boolstatus = Part.ActivateView("Drawing View1")
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
   

    'Select a vertex in the drawing view to be the origin of all datums in the table
    'All X LOCATION and Y LOCATION table column values will be relative to this datum origin
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "VERTEX", 0.1344949308616, 0.0948467785893, 0, False, 1, Nothing, 0)
   

    'Select a face that contains the punches that will be annotated in the table
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.1562337360869, 0.1059474450873, 0, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
   

    Set myView = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectsDrawingView(1)
   

    Set myTableAnn = myView.InsertPunchTable(False, 0.2178779310824, 0.2022819591903, 1, "A", "install_dir\lang\english\punchtable-standard.sldpuntbt")
    If myTableAnn Is Nothing Then MsgBox "Failed to insert Punch Table"
   

    Set MyTable = myTableAnn.PunchTable
    Debug.Print "Default punch table properties:"
    Debug.Print ""
    Debug.Print "Tag style (swPunchTableTagStyle_e): " & MyTable.TagStyle
    Debug.Print "Starting tag: " & MyTable.StartingValue
    Debug.Print "Merge cells with the punch ID for a given tag? " & MyTable.CombineSameSize
    Debug.Print "Combine rows with the same punch ID? " & MyTable.CombineTags
    Debug.Print "Display dual dimensions? " & MyTable.DualDimensions
    Debug.Print "Display units for dual dimensions? " & MyTable.ShowUnits
    Debug.Print "Punch table annotation count: " & MyTable.GetTableAnnotationCount
  

    rVar = MyTable.GetTableAnnotations
   

    Set featRet = MyTable.GetFeature
    Debug.Print "Feature name: " & featRet.Name
   

    Part.ClearSelection2 True
    boolstatus = Part.ActivateSheet("Sheet1")
End Sub

 



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