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Set Text in Datum Tags and GTols Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to set the text in datum tags and geometric tolerances.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a drawing that contains at least one view, a datum feature,
'    and a geometric tolerance.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Sets prefix, suffix, and callouts for the first GTol.
' 2. Inserts below frame text in the first GTol.
' 3. Edits below frame text.
' 4. Deletes the first line of the below frame.
' 5. Gets the datum tag label.
' 6. Examine the 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 swModelView As ModelView
        Dim swDraw As DrawingDoc
        Dim swView As View
        Dim swDispGtol As Gtol
        Dim swDatumTag As DatumTag
        Dim Rect As Double
        Dim bRet As Boolean
 
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelView = swModel.ActiveView
        swDraw = swModel
        swView = swDraw.GetFirstView 'sheet
        swView = swView.GetNextView
 
        'Set text parts
        swDispGtol = swView.GetFirstGTOL
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextPrefix, "Prefix")
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextSuffix, "Suffix")
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutAbove, "Above")
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutBelow, "Below")
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutBelow, "Below1")
        swDispGtol.SetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutBelow, "Below2")
 
        swModelView.GraphicsRedraw(Rect)
 
        'Get text parts
        Debug.Print("Callout above: " & swDispGtol.GetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutAbove))
        Debug.Print("Callout below: " & swDispGtol.GetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextCalloutBelow))
        Debug.Print("Prefix: " & swDispGtol.GetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextPrefix))
        Debug.Print("Suffix: " & swDispGtol.GetText(swGTolTextParts_e.swGTolTextSuffix))
 
        'Insert below frame text
        bRet = swDispGtol.InsertBelowFrameTextAt(1, "Line 1 of below frame")
        bRet = swDispGtol.InsertBelowFrameTextAt(2, "Line 2 of below frame")
        bRet = swDispGtol.InsertBelowFrameTextAt(3, "Line 3 of below frame")
 
        'Get below frame text
        Debug.Print("Below frame text:")
        Debug.Print("  swDispGtol.GetBelowFrameTextAt(1)")
        Debug.Print("  swDispGtol.GetBelowFrameTextAt(2)")
        Debug.Print("  swDispGtol.GetBelowFrameTextAt(3)")
 
        'Inserts a line at index position 2, because overwrite is set to False
        bRet = swDispGtol.SetBelowFrameTextAt(2, "Line 2 edited in below frame"False)
        Debug.Print("  swDispGtol.GetBelowFrameTextAt(2)")
 
        bRet = swDispGtol.DeleteBelowFrameTextAt(1)   'Deletes the first line in the below frame
        'bRet = swDispGtol.DeleteBelowFrameTextAt(-1)  'Deletes all below frame text
 
        swDatumTag = swView.GetFirstDatumTag
        swDatumTag.SetText(swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextPrefix, "prefix")
        swDatumTag.SetText(swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextSuffix, "suffix")
        swDatumTag.SetText(swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextCalloutAbove, "above")
        swDatumTag.SetText(swDatumTagTextParts_e.swDatumTagTextCalloutBelow, "below")
        Debug.Print("Datum tag label: " & swDatumTag.GetLabel)
 
        Rect = Nothing
        swModelView.GraphicsRedraw(Rect)
 
 
    End Sub



    Public swApp As SldWorks

End Class

 

 



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