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Insert BOM Table and Stacked Balloon Example (VB.NET)

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 elsewhere, do not save any changes.
'-------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Sub main()

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

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

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

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

        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

    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class



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