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Get Patterned Cosmetic Thread Annotations Data Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get data for patterned cosmetic thread annotations in a drawing.

'--------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing that contains at least one
'    drawing view with patterned cosmetic thread annotations.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Iterates through the drawing views and prints
'    to the Immediate window the patterned cosmetic 
'    thread annotations data in each drawing view.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swMathUtility As SldWorks.MathUtility
Sub main()
    Dim myModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim myDrawing As SldWorks.DrawingDoc
    Dim thisView As SldWorks.View
    Dim thisCThread As SldWorks.CThread
    
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swMathUtility = swApp.GetMathUtility()
    Set myModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set myDrawing = myModel
    myModel.ClearSelection2 True
   'Traverse annotations of the drawing views in this drawing and look for cosmetic threads
    Set thisView = myDrawing.GetFirstView()
    While Not thisView Is Nothing
    If thisView.Name = "Sheet1" Then
        Debug.Print
    Else
            Debug.Print "View name = " & thisView.Name
            Set thisCThread = thisView.GetFirstCThread()
            While Not thisCThread Is Nothing
                Call processCosmeticThread(myModel, thisCThread)
                Set thisCThread = thisCThread.GetNext()
            Wend
    End If
        Set thisView = thisView.GetNextView()
    Wend
End Sub
Private Sub processCosmeticThread(myModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2, aCThread As SldWorks.CThread)
    Dim cthreadAnno As SldWorks.Annotation
    Dim annoName As String, annoVis As String
    Dim patternedCount As Long
    Dim vPatternedXform As Variant
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim transform As SldWorks.MathTransform
    Dim vTransform As Variant
    Set cthreadAnno = aCThread.GetAnnotation()
    annoName = cthreadAnno.GetName()
    If (cthreadAnno.Visible = SwConst.swAnnotationHidden) Then
        annoVis = "Hidden"
    Else
        annoVis = "Visible"
    End If
    Debug.Print "  Processing CThread " & annoName & "(" & annoVis & ")"
    
    'Retrieve information about any patterns made from this cosmetic thread
    patternedCount = aCThread.GetPatternedTransformsCount()
    Debug.Print "   Pattern count = " & patternedCount
    vPatternedXform = aCThread.PatternedTransforms()
    If Not IsEmpty(vPatternedXform) Then
        For i = LBound(vPatternedXform) To UBound(vPatternedXform)
            Set transform = vPatternedXform(i)
            vTransform = transform.ArrayData()
            If Not IsEmpty(vTransform) Then
                Debug.Print "    Rotate (" & Format(vTransform(0), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(1), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(2), "###0.0#####")
                Debug.Print "            " & Format(vTransform(3), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(4), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(5), "###0.0#####")
                Debug.Print "            " & Format(vTransform(6), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(7), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(8), "###0.0#####") & ")"
                Debug.Print "    Translate " & Format(vTransform(9), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(10), "###0.0#####") & " " & Format(vTransform(11), "###0.0#####")
                Debug.Print
            End If
        Next i
    End If
End Sub


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