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Get Title Block Tables Example (VB.NET)

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.


Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro


    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 Object

    Dim I As Long

    Dim selMgr As ISelectionMgr

    Dim boolstatus As Boolean

    Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

    Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

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


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

        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)

            anno = annos(I)

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



        '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("Casting selected object to ITitleBlockTableFeature...")

        selMgr = Part.ISelectionManager

        tabfeatObject = selMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

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


        '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("Casting selected object to ITitleBlockTableAnnotation type...")

        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)


        'See documentation for swTableAnnotationType_e_TitleBlock

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

        Dim annoObject As ITableAnnotation

        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


    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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