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Get Block Instance in Part or Assembly Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get a block instance and its block definition.

 

'-------------------------------------------------

'

' Precondition:

'          (1) Part or assembly document is open

'              that has at least one block instance.

'          (2) Block instance is selected.

'

' Postconditions: None

'

'--------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

 

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature

Dim swBlockInst As SldWorks.SketchBlockInstance

Dim swBlockDef As SldWorks.SketchBlockDefinition

 

Sub main()

 

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swBlockInst = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)

 

Debug.Print "BLOCK INSTANCE: "

Debug.Print "Number of attributes: " & swBlockInst.GetAttributeCount

Debug.Print "Scale: " & swBlockInst.Scale

Debug.Print "Name: " & swBlockInst.Name

 

Set swBlockDef = swBlockInst.Definition

Debug.Print " "

Debug.Print "BLOCK DEFINITION: "

Debug.Print "Number of arcs: " & swBlockDef.GetArcCount

Debug.Print "Number of dimensions: " & swBlockDef.GetDisplayDimensionCount

Debug.Print "Number of lines: " & swBlockDef.GetLineCount

End Sub

 



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