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InsertPunchTable Method (IView)

Inserts a punch table in the flat pattern drawing view of a sheet metal part.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertPunchTable( _
   ByVal UseAnchorPoint As System.Boolean, _
   ByVal X As System.Double, _
   ByVal Y As System.Double, _
   ByVal AnchorType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal StartValue As System.String, _
   ByVal TableTemplate As System.String _
) As PunchTableAnnotation
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IView
Dim UseAnchorPoint As System.Boolean
Dim X As System.Double
Dim Y As System.Double
Dim AnchorType As System.Integer
Dim StartValue As System.String
Dim TableTemplate As System.String
Dim value As PunchTableAnnotation
value = instance.InsertPunchTable(UseAnchorPoint, X, Y, AnchorType, StartValue, TableTemplate)
PunchTableAnnotation InsertPunchTable( 
   System.bool UseAnchorPoint,
   System.double X,
   System.double Y,
   System.int AnchorType,
   System.string StartValue,
   System.string TableTemplate
PunchTableAnnotation^ InsertPunchTable( 
&   System.bool UseAnchorPoint,
&   System.double X,
&   System.double Y,
&   System.int AnchorType,
&   System.String^ StartValue,
&   System.String^ TableTemplate


If true, and the sheet format anchor point exists, then insert table at the anchor point; if false, then insert the table at the location specified by the X and Y parameters
X coordinate for the anchor of this punch table
Y coordinate for the anchor of this punch table
Anchor type as defined by swBomConfigurationAnchorType_e
Starting value for datum tags; a letter from A to Z, if TableTemplate uses letter tags; a positive integer, if TableTemplate uses number tags (see Remarks)
Path and filename of the table template that corresponds to the type of table you want to use (see Remarks)

Return Value




Punch tables contain information about the punches that are created by forming tools in sheet metal parts. This method inserts a punch table with the following information for pre-selected punches:

Column Description
TAG Datum tag added to each punch in the flat pattern view
PUNCH ID Property of the forming tool or library feature
X Location Distance from the x-axis to the point of insertion of the forming tool in the flat pattern view
Y Location Distance from the y-axis to the point of insertion of the forming tool in the flat pattern view
ANGLE Angle between the x-axis and the forming tool
QUANTITY Number of times that the punch occurs in the flat pattern view

The locations of the datum tags are relative to a datum origin that is pre-selected in the view.

Before calling this method, call IModelDocExtension::SelectByID2 to select the datum origin, punch edges, and punch faces (for multiple punches) as follows:



Datum origin vertex

Punch edges and faces


Datum origin x-axis direction reference


Datum origin y-axis direction reference


Specify TableTemplate using a punch table template (*.sldpuntbt) in install_dir\lang\language.

Specify a StartValue that matches the table you want to create. For example, to insert a punch table with letter tags, specify a StartValue with a letter from A to Z. 


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2012 FCS, Revision Number 20.0

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