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Insert Column in BOM Table Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert a part-number column in a BOM table.

'---------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing that contains a BOM table.
' 2. Right-click the BOM table, select Select,
'    and select Table.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inserts a part number column at the end of the
'    the BOM table.
' 2. Examine the BOM table and Immediate window.
'---------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst

Imports System

Imports System.Diagnostics

 

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

 

    Public Sub main()

 

        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2

        Dim boolstatus As Boolean

        Dim SelMgr As Object

        Dim theTableAnnotation As TableAnnotation

        Dim SelObjType As Long

        Dim TableAnnotationType As Long

 

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

        SelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

        SelObjType = SelMgr.GetSelectedObjectType3(1, -1)

        If SelObjType <> swSelectType_e.swSelANNOTATIONTABLES Then

            MsgBox("Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example.")

            Exit Sub

        End If

 

        theTableAnnotation = SelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)

        TableAnnotationType = theTableAnnotation.Type

        If TableAnnotationType <> swTableAnnotationType_e.swTableAnnotation_BillOfMaterials Then

            MsgBox("Select a BOM table in the drawing before running this example.")

            Exit Sub

        End If

 

        Debug.Print("Table before inserting a column...")

        ' Display table before inserting a column

        DisplayTableColumnProps(theTableAnnotation)

 

        ' Insert new column

        boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.InsertColumn2(swTableItemInsertPosition_e.swTableItemInsertPosition_Last, 0, "New Column", swInsertTableColumnWidthStyle_e.swInsertColumn_DefaultWidth)

        boolstatus = theTableAnnotation.SetColumnType(theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount - 1, swTableColumnTypes_e.swBomTableColumnType_PartNumber)

 

        Debug.Print(" ")

 

        Debug.Print("Table after inserting a column...")

        ' Display table after inserting a column

        DisplayTableColumnProps(theTableAnnotation)

 

    End Sub

 

    Sub DisplayTableColumnProps(ByVal theTableAnnotation As Object)

 

        Dim ColCount As Long

        Dim i As Long

        Dim iString As String

        Dim ColType As Long

        Dim ColTypeString As String

        Dim ColTitle As String

 

        Debug.Print("Col#  " + "Type   " + "Title")

 

        ColCount = theTableAnnotation.ColumnCount

        For i = 0 To ColCount - 1

            ColType = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnType(i)

            ColTypeString = CType(ColType, String)

            ColTitle = theTableAnnotation.GetColumnTitle(i)

            iString = CType(i, String)

            Debug.Print(iString + "     " + ColTypeString + "    " + ColTitle)

        Next i

    End Sub

 

    ''' <summary>

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

    ''' </summary>

    Public swApp As SldWorks

 

End Class



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