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Get Labels of Datum Origin Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the labels of a datum origin.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified files exist:
'    * part document
'    * drawing document template
'    * hole table template
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part document.
' 2. Creates a drawing of the part document.
' 3. Inserts a hole table annotation at the specified vertex.
' 4. Gets the hole table and its datum origin.
' 5. Prints the datum origin's x and y labels to the Immediate
'    window.
' 6. Examine the Immediate window and drawing.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    Dim swDrawingDoc As DrawingDoc
    Dim swView As View
    Dim swModelView As ModelView
    Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
    Dim swSelectionMgr As SelectionMgr
    Dim swHoleTableAnnotation As HoleTableAnnotation
    Dim swHoleTable As HoleTable
    Dim swDatumOrigin As DatumOrigin
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim drawingDocTemplate As String
    Dim holeTableTemplate As String
    Dim status As Boolean
    Dim errors As Integer
    Dim warnings As Integer
    Sub main()
        'Open part document and create drawing document
        fileName = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\tolanalyst\minimum_clearance\top_plate.sldprt"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        drawingDocTemplate = "C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2015\templates\Drawing.drwdot"
        swDrawingDoc = swApp.NewDocument(drawingDocTemplate, swDwgPaperSizes_e.swDwgPaperBsize, 0.2794, 0.4318)
        swView = swDrawingDoc.CreateDrawViewFromModelView3(fileName, "*Front", 0.193046827497194, 0.155595183164983, 0)
        'Insert hole table annotation
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swDrawingDoc = swModel
        swModelView = swModel.ActiveView
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        status = swDrawingDoc.ActivateView("Drawing View1")
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""VERTEX", 0.216278249046016, 0.198389907070707, 0.0080000000000382, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", 0.228097744219978, 0.151927063973064, 0.0040000000000191, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""VERTEX", 0.216278249046016, 0.198389907070707, 0.0080000000000382, True, 1, Nothing, 0)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", 0.228097744219978, 0.151927063973064, 0.0040000000000191, True, 2, Nothing, 0)
        swSelectionMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swView = swSelectionMgr.GetSelectedObjectsDrawingView2(1, -1)
        holeTableTemplate = "C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\standard hole table--letters.sldholtbt"
        swHoleTableAnnotation = swView.InsertHoleTable2(False, 0.0540658670033671, 0.253819263748597, 1, "A", holeTableTemplate)
        'Get hole table and its datum origin
        swHoleTable = swHoleTableAnnotation.HoleTable
        swDatumOrigin = swHoleTable.DatumOrigin
        'Get datum origin's x and y labels
        Debug.Print("Datum origin:")
        Debug.Print("  X label: " & swDatumOrigin.XLabel)
        Debug.Print("  Y label: " & swDatumOrigin.YLabel)
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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