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Get Component Via Display Dimension Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the component associated with the selected display dimension.




' Preconditions:

'           (1) Drawing is open with dimensions inserted

'           (2) A dimension is selected


' Postconditions: None




Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swDispDim As SldWorks.DisplayDimension

Dim swDim As SldWorks.Dimension

Dim swFeat As SldWorks.feature

Dim swEnt As SldWorks.entity

Dim swComp As SldWorks.Component2


Sub main()


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swDispDim = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject5(1)

' Get the selected dimension

Set swDim = swDispDim.GetDimension

Debug.Print "Name of dimension: "; swDim.Name

' Get the feature that owns the selected dimension

Set swFeat = swDim.GetFeatureOwner

Debug.Print "Name of feature: "; swFeat.Name

' Feature is an entity

Set swEnt = swFeat

' Get the component for the feature whose dimension was selected

Set swComp = swEnt.GetComponent

Debug.Print "Name of component: "; swComp.Name2


End Sub

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