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Set Text in Datum Tags and GTols Example (C#)

This example shows how to set the text in datum tags and geometric tolerances.

// Preconditions:
// 1. Open a drawing that contains at least one view, a datum feature,
//    and a geometric tolerance.
// 2. Open the Immediate window.
// 3. Run the macro.
// Postconditions:
// 1. The specified text is appended to each annotation.

// 2. Datum tag label is printed to the Immediate window.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

namespace SetText_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

ModelDoc2 swModel;
ModelView swModelView;
DrawingDoc swDraw;
View swView;
Gtol swDispGtol;
Double[] rect = null;

DatumTag swDatumTag;

public void Main()
            swModel = (
            swModelView = (
            swDraw = (
            swView = (
View)swDraw.GetFirstView(); //sheet
            swView = (View)swView.GetNextView();

            swDispGtol = (
int)swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextPrefix, "prefix");
int)swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextSuffix, "suffix");
int)swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutAbove, "above");
int)swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutBelow, "below");

            swDatumTag = (
int)swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextPrefix, "prefix");
int)swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextSuffix, "suffix");
int)swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextCalloutAbove, "above");
int)swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextCalloutBelow, "below");


            Debug.Print("Datum tag label: " + swDatumTag.GetLabel());



public SldWorks swApp;


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