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Get Title Block Tables Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get title block tables.


' Preconditions:

' 1. Open a part.

' 2. Ensure that the following file exists on your system and, if necessary,

'    modify the path to it in the code below:

'       <SolidWorks_install_dir>\lang\english\connector-table.sldtbt.

' 3. Open an Immediate Window in the IDE.


' Postconditions:

' 1. Inspect the output in the Immediate Window.

' 2. Observe the new title block table feature under Tables

'    in the FeatureManager design tree.

' 3. Observe the corresponding title block table annotation

'    in the model document.

' 4. Delete all title block table features and annotations before

'    re-running this macro on the same part.


Option Explicit

Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As IModelDoc2

Dim myModelView As Object

Dim tbtAnno As ITitleBlockTableAnnotation

Dim anno As ITitleBlockTableAnnotation

Dim tabannoObject As ITitleBlockTableAnnotation

Dim feat As ITitleBlockTableFeature

Dim tabfeatObject As ITitleBlockTableFeature

Dim annos As Variant

Dim I As Long

Dim selMgr As ISelectionMgr

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

Debug.Print "Inserting a title block table into the model using a general table template (*.sldtbt)..."

Debug.Print ""

Set tbtAnno = Part.Extension.InsertTitleBlockTable("C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\connector-table.sldtbt", 500, 500)

Set feat = tbtAnno.TitleBlockTableFeature

Debug.Print "Title block table feature:  " + feat.GetFeature.Name

Dim count As String

count = feat.GetTableAnnotationCount

Debug.Print "Title block table annotation count:  " + count

Debug.Print "Title block table annotations..."

annos = feat.GetTableAnnotations

For I = 0 To UBound(annos)

    Set anno = annos(I)

    Debug.Print "   Title block table feature: " + anno.TitleBlockTableFeature.GetFeature.Name


Debug.Print ""

'See documentation for swSelectType_e.swSelTITLEBLOCKTABLEFEAT

Debug.Print "Selecting title block table feature through SelectByID2 type, TITLEBLOCKTABLEFEAT..."

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(feat.GetFeature.Name, "TITLEBLOCKTABLEFEAT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

Debug.Print ""

Debug.Print "Casting selected object to ITitleBlockTableFeature..."

Set selMgr = Part.ISelectionManager

Set tabfeatObject = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Debug.Print "   Title block table feature: " + tabfeatObject.GetFeature.Name

Debug.Print ""

'See documentation for swSelectType_e.swSelANNOTATIONTABLES

Debug.Print "Selecting title block table annotation through SelectByID2 type, ANNOTATIONTABLES..."

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "ANNOTATIONTABLES", -0.1205280774849, -0.01199819470702, 0.04087038255709, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

Debug.Print ""

Debug.Print "Casting selected object to ITitleBlockTableAnnotation type..."

Set tabannoObject = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Debug.Print "Getting title block table feature from the title block table annotation..."

Debug.Print "   Title block table feature: " + tabannoObject.TitleBlockTableFeature.GetFeature.Name

Debug.Print ""

'See documentation for swTableAnnotationType_e_TitleBlock

Debug.Print "Casting selected object to ITableAnnotation type..."

Dim annoObject As ITableAnnotation

Set annoObject = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

Dim annoType As String

annoType = annoObject.Type

If annoType = swTableAnnotationType_e.swTableAnnotation_TitleBlock Then

    Debug.Print "   The selected table annotation is defined in swTableAnnotationType_e as TitleBlock"


    Debug.Print "   The selected table annotation is defined in swTableAnnotationType_e with value:   " + annoType

End If

End Sub

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