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Add Auto Balloons to Drawing Example (VBA)

This example shows how to automatically add BOM balloons to a drawing view.

'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open a drawing with a bill of materials (BOM) table.
'
' Postconditions: The specified BOM balloons are added to the view.
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim vNotes As Variant
Dim autoballoonParams As SldWorks.AutoBalloonOptions
Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    boolstatus = Part.ActivateView("Drawing View1")
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Drawing View1", "DRAWINGVIEW", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set autoballoonParams = Part.CreateAutoBalloonOptions()
    autoballoonParams.Layout = swDetailingBalloonLayout_Square
    autoballoonParams.ReverseDirection = False
    autoballoonParams.IgnoreMultiple = True
    autoballoonParams.InsertMagneticLine = True
    autoballoonParams.LeaderAttachmentToFaces = True
    autoballoonParams.Style = swBS_Circular
    autoballoonParams.Size = swBF_5Chars
    autoballoonParams.UpperTextContent = swBalloonTextItemNumber
    autoballoonParams.Layername = "-None-"
    autoballoonParams.ItemNumberStart = 1
    autoballoonParams.ItemNumberIncrement = 1
    autoballoonParams.ItemOrder = swBalloonItemNumbers_DoNotChangeItemNumbers
    autoballoonParams.EditBalloons = True
    autoballoonParams.EditBalloonOption = swEditBalloonOption_Resequence

    vNotes = Part.AutoBalloon5(autoballoonParams)
   

End Sub



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