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Change Labels of SOLIDWORKS Triad Example (VBA)

This example shows how to change the labels of the SOLIDWORKS triad.




' Preconditions: SOLIDWORKS model document is open.


' Postconditions: The labels of the triad are

'                 changed and then changed back to

'                 their original values.



Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim rVal As String


Sub main()


    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


    rVal = swApp.SetUserPreferenceStringValue(swReferenceTriadXLabel, "AltX")

    If rVal = False Then swApp.SendMsgToUser ("ERROR: Unable to change triad label.")


    rVal = swApp.SetUserPreferenceStringValue(swReferenceTriadYLabel, "AltY")

    If rVal = False Then swApp.SendMsgToUser ("ERROR: Unable to change triad label.")


    rVal = swApp.SetUserPreferenceStringValue(swReferenceTriadZLabel, "AltZ")

    If rVal = False Then swApp.SendMsgToUser ("ERROR: Unable to change triad label.")


    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swReferenceTriadUseAlternateLabels, True


    Stop 'Labels are changed



    swApp.SetUserPreferenceToggle swReferenceTriadUseAlternateLabels, False


    'Stop 'Labels are changed back to original


End Sub



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