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Manage Drawing Document Line Styles Example (VBA)

This example shows how to manage the line styles of a drawing document.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Ensure that the specified drawing document template exists.
' 2. Create c:\temp.
' 3. Open an Immediate Window.
' 4. Run this macro.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Inspect the Immediate Window.
' 2. Line styles are saved to c:\temp\styles.sldlin.
Option Explicit

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim Part As DrawingDoc
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long

Sub main()

    Dim def As String
    Dim name As String

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set Part = swApp.NewDocument("<SOLIDWORKS_install_dir>\data\Templates\drawing.drwdot", 2, 0.2794, 0.4318)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "Draw1 - Sheet1", False, longstatus

    printData "Line Style Data at Start", ""

    def = "B,1.2,-0.2,2,-0.1,2"
    name = "NewOne"
    boolstatus = Part.AddLineStyle(name, def)
    printData "Line Style Data After Add", ""

    Dim names As Variant
    Dim styleNames(2) As String

    styleNames(0) = "NewOne"
    styleNames(1) = "CHAIN"
    styleNames(2) = "PHANTOM"

    names = styleNames

    ' Save line styles, replacing already saved line styles
    boolstatus = Part.SaveLineStyles("c:\temp\styles", names, True)
    printData "Line Style Data saved to file ", "c:\temp\styles"

    ' Delete a line style
    boolstatus = Part.DeleteLineStyle("NewOne", "STITCH")
    printData "Line Style Data After Delete", ""

    ' Load saved line styles, replacing existing line styles
    boolstatus = Part.LoadLineStyles("c:\temp\styles", names, True)
    printData "Line Style Data Imported from file", ""

End Sub

Sub printData(title As String, file As String)

    Dim names As Variant
    Dim types As Variant
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim stat As Boolean

    Debug.Print Chr$(10) + "-------------------------"
    Debug.Print title
    Debug.Print "-------------------------"

    If file = "" Then
       stat = Part.GetLineStyles(names, types)
       stat = swApp.GetLineStyles(file, names, types)
    End If

    If stat Then

        For i = 0 To UBound(types)

        Debug.Print Str$(i) + " ", names(i) + " " + types(i)
        Next i
        MsgBox "Error in printData"
    End If

End Sub

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