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Get Model Pathnames from a BOM Table Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the model pathnames from a specified row of a BOM table annotation.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing containing a BOM table annotation named Bill of Materials1.
' 2. Open an Immediate Window.
' Postconditions: Inspect the Immediate Window for model pathnames.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Sub Main()

Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc
Dim swFeat As Feature
Dim swBomFeat As BomFeature

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swDraw = swModel
        swFeat = swModel.FirstFeature
Do While Not swFeat Is Nothing
            If (swFeat.GetTypeName = "BomFeat") Then
"Feature Name = " & swFeat.Name)
                swBomFeat = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2
If (swFeat.Name = "Bill of Materials1") Then
                    ProcessBomFeature(swApp, swModel, swBomFeat)
End If
            End If
            swFeat = swFeat.GetNextFeature
    End Sub
    Sub ProcessBomFeature(ByVal swApp As SldWorks, ByVal swModel As ModelDoc2, ByVal swBomFeat As BomFeature)
        GetPathNames(swApp, swBomFeat)
End Sub

    Sub GetPathNames(ByVal swApp As SldWorks, ByVal swBomFeature As BomFeature)
Dim vConfigurations As Object
        Dim strConfiguration As String
        Dim vVisibility As Object = Nothing
        Dim lIdx As Long
        Dim lNumConfigurations As Long
        Dim lNumRow As Long
        Dim lNumColumn As Long
        Dim lRow As Long
        Dim swBOMTableAnnotation As BomTableAnnotation
Dim swTableAnnotation As TableAnnotation
Dim swDocument As ModelDoc2
Dim swAssembly As AssemblyDoc
Dim strDocumentName As String
        Dim lStartRow As Long
        Dim bGetVisible As Boolean
        Dim vModelPathNames As Object
        Dim strItemNumber As String = ""
        Dim strPartNumber As String = ""
        Dim vModelPathName As Object
        Dim strModelPathName As String

        strDocumentName = swBomFeature.GetReferencedModelName
        swDocument = swApp.GetOpenDocumentByName(strDocumentName)
"Referenced model = " & strDocumentName)
        swAssembly = swDocument

' For now assume we have only 1 table annotation.
        swBOMTableAnnotation = swBomFeature.GetTableAnnotations(0)
        swTableAnnotation = swBOMTableAnnotation
        lNumRow = swTableAnnotation.RowCount
        lNumColumn = swTableAnnotation.ColumnCount

        lStartRow = 1

If (Not (swTableAnnotation.TitleVisible = False)) Then
            lStartRow = 2
End If

        bGetVisible = False
        Debug.Print("# configurations = " & swBomFeature.GetConfigurationCount(bGetVisible))
        vConfigurations = swBomFeature.GetConfigurations(bGetVisible, vVisibility)

If (Not IsNothing(vConfigurations)) Then
            lNumConfigurations = UBound(vConfigurations) - LBound(vConfigurations) + 1
For lIdx = 0 To (lNumConfigurations - 1)
                strConfiguration = vConfigurations(lIdx)
"Configuration: " & strConfiguration)

For lRow = lStartRow To (lNumRow - 1)
"  row = " & (lRow - lStartRow + 1))
                    vModelPathNames = swTableAnnotation.GetModelPathNames(lRow, strItemNumber, strPartNumber)

"    item number = " & strItemNumber)
"    part number = " & strPartNumber)

If (Not IsNothing(vModelPathNames)) Then
                        Debug.Print("    # models contributing to row = " & swTableAnnotation.GetModelPathNamesCount(lRow))
For Each vModelPathName In vModelPathNames
                            strModelPathName = vModelPathName
"       " & strModelPathName)
Next vModelPathName
                        Debug.Print("    # models contributing to row = 0")
End If
                Next lRow
Next lIdx
End If
    End Sub

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

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