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Get Notes from New or Existing Title Block (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create a title block in a drawing, if one does not already exist, and how to get the notes from an existing title block in a drawing.

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

' Preconditions: Drawing document is open.

'

' Postconditions: If the drawing contains a title block, then

'                 notes of that block are printed

'                 to the Immediate window. If not, the a

'                 title block is created.

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

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

 

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

 

    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

    Dim swExt As ModelDocExtension

    Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr

    Dim swView As View

    Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc

 

    Public Sub main()

 

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        swExt = swModel.Extension

        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

 

        swDraw = swModel

 

        Dim swSheet As Sheet

        swSheet = swDraw.GetCurrentSheet

 

        Dim swTitleBlock As TitleBlock

        swTitleBlock = swSheet.TitleBlock

 

        Dim vNotes As Object

        Dim i As Integer

        ' Create title block if one doesn't exist

        If swTitleBlock Is Nothing Then

            swView = swDraw.GetFirstView

            vNotes = swView.GetNotes

            ' Add first two notes to the title block

            Dim notesArray(1) As DispatchWrapper

            notesArray(0) = New DispatchWrapper(vNotes(0))

            notesArray(1) = New DispatchWrapper(vNotes(1))

            swTitleBlock = swSheet.InsertTitleBlock(notesArray)

        End If

 

        vNotes = swTitleBlock.GetNotes

 

        For i = 0 To UBound(vNotes)

            Dim swNote As Note

            swNote = vNotes(i)

            Debug.Print("Name: " & swNote.GetName)

            Debug.Print("Value: " & swNote.GetText)

        Next

 

    End Sub

 

    ''' <summary>

    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class



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