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Create Multi-row Callouts Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create  multi-row callouts.

'--------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Copy and paste this code in the main module.
' 2. Click Insert > Class module and copy and paste
'    this code in the class module.
' 3. Click Tools > References > SOLIDWORKS version
'    exposed type libraries for add-in use.
' 4. Open a part or a fully resolved assembly.
' 5. Select one or more geometric entities in
'    the graphics area.
'
' Postconditions: Observe the graphics area while stepping
'    through the macro (put your cursor in the main module
'    in the IDE and press F8 repeatedly) to verify that callouts
'    are attached to each geometric entity selected in
'    Preconditions step 5.
'
' NOTE: Selecting features in FeatureManager design tree is
' not currently supported.
'-----------------------------------------------------------------
'Main module
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
    Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
    Dim vSelPos() As Variant
    Dim swCallout() As SldWorks.Callout
    Dim nSelCount As Long
    Dim i As Long
    Dim bRet As Boolean
    Dim callH As New Class1
    Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelExt = swModel.Extension
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    nSelCount = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectCount2(-1)
    ReDim vSelPos(nSelCount)
    ReDim swCallout(nSelCount)
    For i = 0 To nSelCount - 1
        vSelPos(i) = swSelMgr.GetSelectionPoint2((i + 1), -1)
    Next i
    swModel.ClearSelection2 True
    For i = 0 To nSelCount - 1
        Set swCallout(i) = swSelMgr.CreateCallout2(4, callH)
        swCallout(i).Label2(0) = "Project"
        swCallout(i).Label2(1) = "Product"
        swCallout(i).Label2(2) = "Radius"
        swCallout(i).Label2(3) = "Number"
        swCallout(i).Value(0) = "10685"
        swCallout(i).Value(1) = "Washer"
        swCallout(i).Value(2) = "30"
        swCallout(i).Value(3) = "1"
        swCallout(i).SetTargetPoint 0, vSelPos(i)(0), vSelPos(i)(1), vSelPos(i)(2)
        swCallout(i).SetTargetPoint 1, vSelPos(i)(0), vSelPos(i)(1), vSelPos(i)(2)
        swCallout(i).SetTargetPoint 2, vSelPos(i)(0), vSelPos(i)(1), vSelPos(i)(2)
        swCallout(i).SetTargetPoint 3, vSelPos(i)(0), vSelPos(i)(1), vSelPos(i)(2)
        swCallout(i).TextColor(0) = swSystemColorsRefTriadX
        swCallout(i).TextColor(1) = swSystemColorsRefTriadY
        swCallout(i).TextColor(2) = swSystemColorsRefTriadZ
        swCallout(i).TextColor(3) = swSystemColorsRefTriadX
        swCallout(i).OpaqueColor = swSystemColorsSelectedItem4
        swCallout(i).MultipleLeaders = False
        bRet = swModelExt.SelectByID2("", "", vSelPos(i)(0), vSelPos(i)(1), vSelPos(i)(2), True, 0, swCallout(i), 0)
        swCallout(i).ValueInactive(3) = True
    Next i
End Sub

 

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'Class module
Option Explicit
Implements SwCalloutHandler
Dim m_pCallout As SldWorks.Callout
Public Sub Init(clout As SldWorks.Callout)
    Set m_pCallout = clout
End Sub
Private Sub Class_Initialize()
    Debug.Print "Class_Initialize"
End Sub
Private Sub Class_Terminate()
    Debug.Print "Class_Terminate"
End Sub
Public Function SwCalloutHandler_OnStringValueChanged(ByVal pManipulator As Object, ByVal Index As Long, ByVal Text As String) As Boolean
    Debug.Print Index
    Debug.Print Text
    Dim retval As Boolean
End Function

 

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