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Insert BOM Table and Stacked Balloon Example (C#)

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

// Preconditions: Open public_documents\samples\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 do not save any changes.
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Diagnostics;
using SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks;
using SolidWorks.Interop.swconst;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace StackedBalloon_CSharp.csproj
partial class SolidWorksMacro

public void Main()
ModelDoc2 swModel = default(ModelDoc2);
ModelDocExtension swModelDocExt = default(ModelDocExtension);
BomTableAnnotation swBOMAnnotation = default(BomTableAnnotation);
BomFeature swBOMFeature = default(BomFeature);
Note swNote = default(Note);
StackedBalloonOptions StackedBalloonParams = default(StackedBalloonOptions);
bool boolstatus = false;
int BomType = 0;
string Configuration = null;
string TemplateName = null;

            swModel = (
            swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension;

// Insert BOM table
            TemplateName = "C:\\Program Files\\SOLIDWORKS Corp\\SOLIDWORKS\\lang\\english\\bom-standard.sldbomtbt";
            BomType = (
            Configuration =
            swBOMAnnotation = swModelDocExt.InsertBomTable2(TemplateName, 40, 30, BomType, Configuration,
            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, null, 0);

            StackedBalloonParams = swModel.Extension.CreateStackedBalloonOptions();
            StackedBalloonParams.BalloonsPerLine = 10;
            StackedBalloonParams.StackDirection = (
            StackedBalloonParams.Style = (
            StackedBalloonParams.Size = (
            StackedBalloonParams.UpperTextContent = (
            StackedBalloonParams.ShowQuantity =
            StackedBalloonParams.QuantityPlacement = (
            StackedBalloonParams.QuantityDenotationText =
            StackedBalloonParams.QuantityOverride =
            StackedBalloonParams.ItemNumberStart = 1;
            StackedBalloonParams.ItemNumberIncrement = 1;
            StackedBalloonParams.ItemOrder = (

            swNote = swModel.Extension.InsertStackedBalloon2(StackedBalloonParams);

            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", -0.01632926202666, 0.05356671136803, 0.008058200827065, false, 0, null, 0);
            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", 0.02199792044968, 0.00911087426303, 0.01062976811426, false, 0, null, 0);
            boolstatus = swModel.Extension.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", -0.01412287126243, 0.003109265420704, -0.003984592306182, false, 0, null, 0);


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

            if (swNote.IsStackedBalloon())
Debug.Print("Name of stacked balloons note: " + swNote.GetName());


public SldWorks swApp;


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