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Get Dimension Tolerance Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get and set dimension tolerance values and options.

'--------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open public_documents\tutorial\api\box.slddrw.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' 3. Zoom in on the diameter dimension and click it.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Sets the dimension tolerance type to fit with tolerance.
' 2. Sets the dimension fit tolerance type to transitional.
' 3. Gets the minimum and maximum dimension tolerances for the
'    selected dimension and whether the values are valid.
' 4. Gets the height and scale of the font of the dimension
'    tolerances.
' 5. Sets whether the dimension fit tolerance font to be the same 
'    size as the dimension tolerance font.
' 6. Gets the height and scale of the font of the dimension fit 
'    tolerance.
' 7. Examine the Immediate window and drawing sheet.
'
' NOTE: Because this drawing is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swDisplayDimension As SldWorks.DisplayDimension
Dim swDimension As SldWorks.Dimension
Dim swDimensionTolerance As SldWorks.DimensionTolerance
Dim maxValue As Double
Dim minValue As Double
Dim maxValueValid As Long
Dim minValueValid As Long
Dim fontHeight As Double
Dim fontScale As Double
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager    
    'Get the selection
    Set swDisplayDimension = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)    
    'If selection is not a dimension, then exit
    If swSelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1) <> swSelectType_e.swSelDIMENSIONS Then Exit Sub    
    'Selection is a dimension, so get the dimension tolerance object
    Set swDimension = swDisplayDimension.GetDimension2(0)
    Set swDimensionTolerance = swDimension.Tolerance    
    'Set tolerance type to fit with tolerance
     swDimensionTolerance.Type = swTolType_e.swTolFITWITHTOL
     Debug.Print "Type of tolerance (8 = swTolType_e.swTolFITWITHTOL): " & swDimensionTolerance.Type
     swDimensionTolerance.FitType = swFitType_e.swFitTRANSITIONAL
     Debug.Print "Type of fit tolerance (2 = swFitType_e.swFitTransitional): " & swDimensionTolerance.FitType
     Debug.Print ""   
    'Get dimension tolerance minimum and maximum values
    'and whether values are valid
    maxValueValid = swDimensionTolerance.GetMaxValue2(maxValue)
    minValueValid = swDimensionTolerance.GetMinValue2(minValue)
    Debug.Print ("Minimum dimension tolerance of " & minValue & " valid (0 = valid)? " & minValueValid)
    Debug.Print ("Maximum dimension tolerance of " & maxValue & " valid (0 = valid)? " & maxValueValid)
    'Get some dimension tolerance values
    fontHeight = swDimensionTolerance.GetFontHeight
    Debug.Print ("  Height of font: " & fontHeight * 1000# & " mm")
    fontScale = swDimensionTolerance.GetFontScale
    Debug.Print ("  Scale of font: " & fontScale) 
    Debug.Print ""

    'Set and get some dimension fit tolerance values
    swDimensionTolerance.SetFitFont True, False, 0
    Debug.Print ("Dimension fit tolerance font same size as tolerance font? " & swDimensionTolerance.GetFitFontUseDimension)
    fontHeight = swDimensionTolerance.GetFitFontHeight
    Debug.Print ("  Height of fit tolerance font: " & fontHeight * 1000# & " mm")
    fontScale = swDimensionTolerance.GetFitFontScale
    Debug.Print ("  Scale of fit tolerance font: " & fontScale)

End Sub


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