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Get Annotations Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the annotations of a model.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a model with one or more annotations.
' 2. Open an Immediate window.
' Postconditions: All the annotations are printed in the Immediate window.

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swAnnotation As SldWorks.Annotation
Dim iAnnoCnt As Integer
Dim arrAnnotation As Variant
Dim i As Integer
Dim IAnnoType As Integer

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

    iAnnoCnt = swModelDocExt.GetAnnotationCount()

    If iAnnoCnt > 0 Then

    arrAnnotation = swModelDocExt.GetAnnotations()

        For i = LBound(arrAnnotation) To UBound(arrAnnotation)

            Set swAnnotation = arrAnnotation(i)

            IAnnoType = swAnnotation.GetType()

            Select Case IAnnoType

                Case 1
                    Debug.Print "Annotation: Thread"

                Case 2
                    Debug.Print "Annotation: Datum Tag"

                Case 3
                    Debug.Print "Annotation: Datum Target Symbol"

                Case 4
                    Debug.Print "Annotation: Display Diamension"

                Case 5
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Gtol"

                Case 6
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Note"

                Case 7
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: SFS Symbol"

                Case 8
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Weld Symbol"

                Case 9
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Custom Symbol"

                Case 10
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Dowel Symbol"

                Case 11
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Leader"

                Case 12
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Block"

                Case 13
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Center Mark symbol"

                Case 14
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Table Annotation"

                Case 15
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Center Line"

                Case 16
                     Debug.Print "Annotation: Datum Origin"

             End Select


    End If

End Sub


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