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Insert and Modify Datum Target Symbol Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to insert and modify a datum target symbol.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Verify that the specified part document exists.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part document.
' 2. Inserts a datum target symbol on the selected
'    face.
' 3. Gets and modifies the datum target symbol's reference label.
' 4. Examine the Immediate window and graphics area.
' NOTE: Because the part 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
    Public Sub main()
        Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        Dim swDatumTargetSym As DatumTargetSym
        Dim fileName As String
        Dim status As Boolean
        Dim errors As Integer
        Dim warnings As Integer
        'Open part document
        fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\tutorial\api\holecube.sldprt"
        swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", errors, warnings)
        'Select face for datum target symbol
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2("""FACE", -0.00723565448987529, -0.0259480787517532, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
        'Insert datum target symbol
        swDatumTargetSym = swModelDocExt.InsertDatumTargetSymbol3("a""""", 0, False, 0.003, 0.03, "3"""True, 12, 0, TrueFalseTrue, swMoveableDatumStyle_e.swMoveableDatumStyle_Horizontal)
        'Get and set datum reference label
        Debug.Print("Current reference label: " & swDatumTargetSym.GetDatumReferenceLabel(0))
        status = swDatumTargetSym.SetDatumReferenceLabel(0, "b")
        Debug.Print("Modified reference label: " & swDatumTargetSym.GetDatumReferenceLabel(0))
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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