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SaveAsTemplate Method (ITableAnnotation)

Saves the format of this table as a template file, which you can then use to create other tables of the same type and that look the same.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function SaveAsTemplate( _
   ByVal FileName As System.String _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ITableAnnotation
Dim FileName As System.String
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.SaveAsTemplate(FileName)
System.bool SaveAsTemplate( 
   System.string FileName
System.bool SaveAsTemplate( 
&   System.String^ FileName


Full path and filename to which to save the table template file (see Remarks)

Return Value

True if the table is saved as a template file, false if not


You must specify a filename. It should include the path, filename, and filename extension to which to save the table as a template file.

If a file of the specified name in the specified path... Then it is...
Exists Overwritten
Does not exist Created


The filename extension of the file does not matter, but to be consistent with the SolidWorks naming conventions, the following extensions should be used:

  • .sldbomtbt for BOM tables
  • .sldrevtbt for revision tables
  • .sldholtbt for hole tables
  • .sldtbt for general tables

See Also

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