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Get Notes from New or Existing Title Block (VBA)

This example shows how to create a title block in a drawing, if one does not already exist, and how to get the notes from an existing title block in a drawing.


' Preconditions: Drawing document is open.


' Postconditions: If the drawing contains a title block, then

'                 notes of that block are printed

'                 to the Immediate window. If not, then

'                 a title block is created.


Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension

Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

Dim swView As View

Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swExt = swModel.Extension

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager


Set swDraw = swModel


Dim swSheet As Sheet

Set swSheet = swDraw.GetCurrentSheet


Dim swTitleBlock As TitleBlock

Set swTitleBlock = swSheet.TitleBlock


Dim vNotes As Variant

Dim i As Integer

' Create title block if one doesn't exist

If swTitleBlock Is Nothing Then

    Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView


    vNotes = swView.GetNotes

    ' Add first two notes to the title block


    Dim notesArray(1) As Object

    Set notesArray(0) = vNotes(0)

    Set notesArray(1) = vNotes(1)


    Set swTitleBlock = swSheet.InsertTitleBlock(notesArray)


End If


vNotes = swTitleBlock.GetNotes


For i = 0 To UBound(vNotes)

    Dim swNote As Note

    Set swNote = vNotes(i)


    Debug.Print "Name: " & swNote.GetName

    Debug.Print "Value: " & swNote.GetText



End Sub

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