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Replace Sketch Text Example (VBA)

This example shows how to replace sketch text in a part.

 

'----------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open a part that contains sketch text.
' 2. Select the sketch that contains the sketch text.
' 3. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Replaces the original sketch text with
'    new sketch text, "New text".
' 2. Examine the Immediate window and graphics area.
'----------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As Object
Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim swSketch As SldWorks.Sketch
Dim swSketchText As SldWorks.SketchText
Dim params As Variant
Sub main()
    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
    Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
    
    ' Get the selected feature of the sketch text
    Set swFeat = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, 0)
    Set swSketch = swFeat.GetSpecificFeature2
    
    ' Edit the sketch of the sketch text
    swModel.EditSketch
    
    ' Get the sketch text
    params = swSketch.GetSketchTextSegments
    
    ' Only one instance of sketch text so
    ' set SketchText to that instance
    Set swSketchText = params(0)
    
    ' Print the current sketched text
    Debug.Print swSketchText.Text
    
    'Change the sketched text
    swSketchText.Text = "New text"
    
    ' Print the changed text
    Debug.Print swSketchText.Text
    
    ' Insert the new text in the sketch,
    ' rebuild the part with any changes
    ' made to the sketch, and
    ' exit sketch mode
    swModel.InsertSketch2 True
End Sub


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