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Get View Bounding Box and Position Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the drawing view's bounding box, position, and position lock status.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the drawing document to open exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified drawing document.
' 2. Gets each drawing view's:
'    * origin's x and y positions relative
'      to the drawing sheet origin
'    * bounding box
'    * position lock status
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.
' NOTE: Because the drawing is used elsewhere, do not save
' changes.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
    Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swDraw As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
    Dim swView As SldWorks.View
    Dim outline() As Double
    Dim pos() As Double
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim errors As Long
    Dim warnings As Long
    Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\replaceview.slddrw"
    Set swDraw = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
    Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView
    Do While Not swView Is Nothing
        outline = swView.GetOutline
        pos = swView.Position
        Debug.Print "View = " + swView.Name
        Debug.Print "  X and Y positions = (" & pos(0) * 1000# & ", " & pos(1) * 1000# & ") mm"
        Debug.Print "  X and Y bounding box minimums = (" & outline(0) * 1000# & ", " & outline(1) * 1000# & ") mm"
        Debug.Print "  X and Y bounding box maximums = (" & outline(2) * 1000# & ", " & outline(3) * 1000# & ") mm"
	Debug.Print "  Position locked? " & swView.PositionLocked
        Set swView = swView.GetNextView
End Sub

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