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Insert BOM Table and Stacked Balloon Example (VBA)

This example shows how to insert a bill of materials table and a stacked balloon annotation in an assembly document.

'--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions: Open public_documents\tutorial\floxpress\ball valve\ball_valve.sldasm.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts a parts-only BOM table.
' 2. Inserts a stacked balloon annotation.
' 3. Inspect the Immediate Window for the name of the configuration used to create
'    the table and the name of the annotation.
'
' NOTE: Because this document is used elsewhere, do not save any changes.
'-------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()
 

    Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelDocExt           As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
    Dim swBOMAnnotation         As SldWorks.BomTableAnnotation
    Dim swBOMFeature            As SldWorks.BomFeature
    Dim swNote                  As SldWorks.Note
    Dim StackedBalloonParams    As SldWorks.StackedBalloonOptions
    Dim boolstatus              As Boolean
    Dim BomType                 As Long
    Dim Configuration           As String
    Dim TemplateName            As String

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

    ' Insert BOM table
    TemplateName = "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\bom-standard.sldbomtbt"
    BomType = swBomType_PartsOnly
    Configuration = "Default"
    Set swBOMAnnotation = swModelDocExt.InsertBomTable2(TemplateName, 0.4, 0.3, BomType, Configuration, False)
    Set swBOMFeature = swBOMAnnotation.BomFeature

    ' Print the name of the configuration used for the BOM table
    Debug.Print "Name of configuration used for BOM table: " & swBOMFeature.Configuration

    ' Select a face on which to attach the stacked balloons
    boolstatus = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.02268677135385, 0.0082159933431, 0.01133567172189, False, 0, Nothing, 0)

    Set StackedBalloonParams = swModel.Extension.CreateStackedBalloonOptions()
    StackedBalloonParams.BalloonsPerLine = 10
    StackedBalloonParams.StackDirection = swStackedBalloonDir_Right
    StackedBalloonParams.Style = swBS_Circular
    StackedBalloonParams.Size = swBF_5Chars
    StackedBalloonParams.UpperTextContent = swBalloonTextItemNumber
    StackedBalloonParams.ShowQuantity = True
    StackedBalloonParams.QuantityPlacement = swBalloonQuantityPlacement_Top
    StackedBalloonParams.QuantityDenotationText = "PLACES"
    StackedBalloonParams.QuantityOverride = False
    StackedBalloonParams.ItemNumberStart = 1
    StackedBalloonParams.ItemNumberIncrement = 1
    StackedBalloonParams.ItemOrder = swBalloonItemNumbers_DoNotChangeItemNumbers
   

    Set swNote = swModel.Extension.InsertStackedBalloon2(StackedBalloonParams)
   

    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.01632926202666, 0.05356671136803, 0.008058200827065, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 0.02199792044968, 0.00911087426303, 0.01062976811426, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", -0.01412287126243, 0.003109265420704, -0.003984592306182, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
   

    swModel.ViewZoomtofit2

    ' Get whether balloon is a stacked balloon;
    ' If so, print the name of the balloon

    If swNote.IsStackedBalloon Then
        Debug.Print ("Name of stacked balloons: note " & swNote.GetName)
    End If

    swModel.ForceRebuild3 True
End Sub



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