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Get and Set Document Units Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get and set document angle units.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part document.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Observe the document's angle unit properties in the Immediate window.
' 2. Modifies the decimal places and type of the angle unit.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim docUserUnit As SldWorks.UserUnit
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim ModelDocExtension As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set ModelDocExtension = Part.Extension
    Set docUserUnit = Part.GetUserUnit(swAngleUnit)
   

    'Get document's current angle unit properties
    Debug.Print "Angle unit properties: "
    Debug.Print "  Display leading zero? " & docUserUnit.DisplayLeadingZero
    Debug.Print "  Fraction display as defined in swFractionDisplay_e: " & docUserUnit.FractionBase
    Debug.Print "  Fraction denominator: " & docUserUnit.FractionValue
    Debug.Print "  Pad with zeroes? " & docUserUnit.PadZero
    Debug.Print "  Round to fraction? " & docUserUnit.RoundToFraction
    Debug.Print "  Decimal separator character: " & docUserUnit.SeparatorCharacter
    Debug.Print "  Decimal places: " & docUserUnit.SignificantDigits
    Debug.Print "  Units as defined in swAngleUnit_e: " & docUserUnit.SpecificUnitType
    Debug.Print "  Unit type as defined in swUserUnitsType_e: " & docUserUnit.UnitType
    Debug.Print "  Units are metric? " & docUserUnit.IsMetric
    Debug.Print "  Conversion factor: " & docUserUnit.GetConversionFactor
    Debug.Print "  Full units name: " & docUserUnit.GetFullUnitName(True)
    Debug.Print "  Units name: " & docUserUnit.GetUnitsString(True)
    Debug.Print "  Angle tolerance: " & docUserUnit.GetUserAngleTolerance
    Debug.Print ""
       

    Dim sysVal As Double
    sysVal = docUserUnit.ConvertDoubleToSystemValue(2#)
    Debug.Print "  2.0 in document angle units: " & sysVal & "."
   

    Dim compVal As Double
    boolstatus = docUserUnit.ConvertToSystemValue("10 / 2", compVal)
    Debug.Print "  10 / 2 in document angle units: " & compVal & "."
   

    Dim stringVal As String
    stringVal = docUserUnit.ConvertToUserUnit(2#, True, True)
    Debug.Print "  2.0 in complete document angle units: " & stringVal & "."
   

    'Modify decimal places and type of angle unit
    boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swUnitsAngular, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, swAngleUnit_e.swDEG_MIN_SEC)
    boolstatus = ModelDocExtension.SetUserPreferenceInteger(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swUnitsAngularDecimalPlaces, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, 2)
   

End Sub

 



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