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Get Display Dimension Properties Examples (VBA)

This example shows how to get the display dimension properties for a dimension in a drawing view.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open install_dir\samples\tutorial\advdrawings\foodprocessor.slddrw.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Iterates through the display dimensions in DrawingView1.
' 2. If the display dimension's name is RD19, then
'    gets its properties.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the drawing is used elsewhere, do not make changes.
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swDrawingDoc As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
Dim swView As SldWorks.View
Dim swDrawingView1 As SldWorks.View
Dim swDisplayDimension As SldWorks.DisplayDimension
Dim swDimension As SldWorks.Dimension
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swDrawingDoc = swModel
    'First view is sheet
    Set swView = swDrawingDoc.GetFirstView
    'So, get next view, which is DrawingView1
    Set swDrawingView1 = swView.GetNextView    
    'Iterate through the display dimensions in DrawingView1
    Set swDisplayDimension = swDrawingView1.GetFirstDisplayDimension()
    While Not swDisplayDimension Is Nothing
     'Check if display dimension is RD19
     Set swDimension = swDisplayDimension.GetDimension
     If swDimension.Name = "RD19" Then
      'Get the properties of display dimension RD19
      Debug.Print "Display dimension RD19's properties:"
      Debug.Print " Arrow side: " & swDisplayDimension.ArrowSide
      Debug.Print " Broken leader: " & swDisplayDimension.BrokenLeader
      Debug.Print " Leader visibility: "; swDisplayDimension.LeaderVisibility
      Debug.Print " Show dimension value: " & swDisplayDimension.ShowDimensionValue
      Debug.Print " Show parenthesis: " & swDisplayDimension.ShowParenthesis
      Debug.Print " Smart witness: " & swDisplayDimension.SmartWitness
      Debug.Print " Witness visibility: " & swDisplayDimension.WitnessVisibility
     End If
     Set swDisplayDimension = swDisplayDimension.GetNext()
    ' Get next display dimension
End Sub

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