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Get Notes from New or Existing Title Block (C#)

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

//                 the notes of that block are printed

//                 to the Immediate window. If not,

//                 a title block is created.


using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;

using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;

using System;

using System.Diagnostics;

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace ExampleCS.csproj


    public partial class SolidWorksMacro


        ModelDoc2 swModel;

        ModelDocExtension swExt;

        SelectionMgr swSelMgr;

        View swView;

        DrawingDoc swDraw;

        public void Main()


            swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc as ModelDoc2;

            swExt = swModel.Extension;

            swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager as SelectionMgr;

            swDraw = swModel as DrawingDoc;

            Sheet swSheet;

            swSheet = swDraw.GetCurrentSheet() as Sheet;

            TitleBlock swTitleBlock;

            swTitleBlock = swSheet.TitleBlock;

            object[] vNotes;

            int i;

            // Create title block if one doesn't exist

            if (swTitleBlock == null)


                swView = swDraw.GetFirstView() as View;

                vNotes = (object[])swView.GetNotes();

                // Add first two notes to the title block

                DispatchWrapper[] notesArray = new DispatchWrapper[2];

                notesArray[0] = new DispatchWrapper(vNotes[0]);

                notesArray[1] = new DispatchWrapper(vNotes[1]);

                swTitleBlock = swSheet.InsertTitleBlock(notesArray);


            vNotes = (object[])swTitleBlock.GetNotes();

            for (i = 0; i < vNotes.Length; i++)


                Note swNote;

                swNote = (Note)vNotes[i];

                Debug.Print("Name: " + swNote.GetName());

                Debug.Print("Value: " + swNote.GetText());



        /// <summary>

        ///  The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

        /// </summary>

        public SldWorks swApp;



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