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Dissolve Subassembly in a BOM Table Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to dissolve and restore a subassembly in a BOM table.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\assemblyvisualize\food_processor.sldasm.
' 2. Select File > Make Drawing from Assembly.
' 3. Click OK.
' 4. Drag one or more views onto the drawing.
' 5. Ensure that the specified template exists.

' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts an indented BOM table in the drawing.
' 2. Dissolves the blade shaft subassembly.
' 3. After the macro stops, press F5 to restore the blade
'    shaft subassembly.

' NOTE: Because this document is used by a SOLIDWORKS
' online tutorial, do not save any changes when
' closing it.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

Dim Part As ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
Dim swDrawing As DrawingDoc
Dim swView As View
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
    Dim swBOMAnnotation As BomTableAnnotation
Dim AnchorType As Integer
    Dim BomType As Integer
    Dim Configuration As String
    Dim TableTemplate As String

    Sub main()

        Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swDrawing = Part
        swModelDocExt = Part.Extension
        boolstatus = swDrawing.ActivateView(
"Drawing View1")
        swView = swDrawing.ActiveDrawingView

        AnchorType = swBOMConfigurationAnchorType_e.swBOMConfigurationAnchor_TopLeft
        BomType = swBomType_e.swBomType_Indented
        TableTemplate =
"C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\bom-standard.sldbomtbt"
        Configuration = ""
        swBOMAnnotation = swView.InsertBomTable4(False, 0.4, 0.3, AnchorType, BomType, Configuration, TableTemplate, False, swNumberingType_e.swNumberingType_Detailed, True)

'Dissolve blade shaft subassembly
        boolstatus = swBOMAnnotation.Dissolve(8)
        'Restore blade shaft subassembly
 boolstatus = swBOMAnnotation.RestoreRestructuredComponents(0)

End Sub

Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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