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Insert Punch Table Example (C#)

This example shows how to insert a punch table in the flat pattern view of a sheet metal part that contains one or more forming tool features.

//----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Preconditions:
// 1. Open a drawing that contains a flat pattern view of a sheet metal part with
//    one or more forming tool features.
// 2. Modify the x- and y-coordinates in the IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2 methods for the
//    specified VERTEX and FACE.
// 3. Replace install_dir with your SolidWorks installation path.
//
// Postconditions:
// 1. A punch table is inserted in the drawing.
// 2. Inspect the Immediate window for punch table feature details.
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
namespace InsertPunchTable_CSharp.csproj
{
    
partial class SolidWorksMacro
    {

        
ModelDoc2 Part;
        
DrawingDoc Draw;
        
bool boolstatus;
        
View myView;
        
PunchTableAnnotation myTableAnn;
        
PunchTable MyTable;
        
Feature featRet;

        
object rVar;

        
public void Main()
        {
            Part = (
ModelDoc2)swApp.ActiveDoc;
            Draw = (
DrawingDoc)Part;
            boolstatus = Draw.ActivateView(
"Drawing View1");
            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2(
"Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, false, 0, null, 0);

            
//Select a vertex in the drawing view to be the origin of all datums in the table
            //All X LOCATION and Y LOCATION table column values will be relative to this datum origin
            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "VERTEX", 0.1344949308616, 0.0948467785893, 0, false, 1, null, 0);

            
//Select a face that contains the punches that will be annotated in the table
            boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.1562337360869, 0.1059474450873, 0, true, 2, null, 0);

            myView = ((
SelectionMgr)(Part.SelectionManager)).GetSelectedObjectsDrawingView(1);

            myTableAnn = myView.InsertPunchTable(
false, 0.2178779310824, 0.2022819591903, 1, "A", "install_dir\\lang\\english\\punchtable-standard.sldpuntbt");

            MyTable = myTableAnn.PunchTable;
            
Debug.Print("Default punch table properties:");
            
Debug.Print("");
            
Debug.Print("Tag style (swPunchTableTagStyle_e): " + MyTable.TagStyle);
            
Debug.Print("Starting tag: " + MyTable.StartingValue);
            
Debug.Print("Merge cells with the punch ID for a given tag? " + MyTable.CombineSameSize);
            
Debug.Print("Combine rows with the same punch ID? " + MyTable.CombineTags);
            
Debug.Print("Display dual dimensions? " + MyTable.DualDimensions);
            
Debug.Print("Display units for dual dimensions? " + MyTable.ShowUnits);
            
Debug.Print("Punch table annotation count: " + MyTable.GetTableAnnotationCount());

            rVar = MyTable.GetTableAnnotations();

            featRet = (
Feature)MyTable.GetFeature();
            
Debug.Print("Feature name: " + featRet.Name);

            Part.ClearSelection2(
true);
            boolstatus = Draw.ActivateSheet(
"Sheet1");
        }



        
public SldWorks swApp;

    }
}



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