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Get Named Entities Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get named entities.  

' Preconditions:
' 1. Part document with one or more named entities
'    (faces, surfaces, bodies, or edges) is open.
' 2. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Gets the number of named entities and their
'    names.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window.
Option Explicit
Sub main()
     Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
     Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
     Dim swPart As SldWorks.PartDoc
     Dim vNamedEntity As Variant
     Dim swEnt As Entity
     Dim nEntCount As Long
     Dim i As Long     
     Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")
     Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
     Set swPart = swModel
    ' Get the full path name for the part
     Debug.Print "File = " & swModel.GetPathName     
    ' Determine the total number of named entities
    ' in the part and print that value
     Debug.Print "  Number named entities = " & swPart.GetNamedEntitiesCount
     If swPart.GetNamedEntitiesCount = 0 Then
        Debug.Print "  No named entities."
        Exit Sub
     End If
     Debug.Print ""
     vNamedEntity = swPart.GetNamedEntities
     For i = 0 To UBound(vNamedEntity)
         Set swEnt = vNamedEntity(i)
        ' Print the name of each named entity
         Debug.Print "  Entity(" & i & ") = " & swPart.GetEntityName(swEnt)
     Next i
 End Sub

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