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Get Blocks in Drawing Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a block definition and its block instances in a drawing.




' Precondition:

'          (1) Drawing is open that contains at least

'              one block definition with at least one

'              block instance.

'          (2) The block definition is selected in the

'              FeatureManager design tree.


' Postconditions: None



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swBlockDef As SldWorks.SketchBlockDefinition

Dim swBlockInst As SldWorks.SketchBlockInstance

Dim nbrBlockInst As Integer

Dim vBlockInst As Variant

Dim itr As Integer


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

Set swBlockDef = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2


Debug.Print "Feature type: " & swFeat.GetTypeName

nbrBlockInst = swBlockDef.GetInstanceCount

Debug.Print "Number of instances of selected block: " & nbrBlockInst


If nbrBlockInst > 0 Then

        vBlockInst = swBlockDef.GetInstances

    For itr = 0 To (nbrBlockInst - 1)

        Set swBlockInst = vBlockInst(itr)

        Debug.Print "Name of block instances: " & swBlockInst.Name

    Next itr

End If


End Sub

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