API: How to access information about a hole generated by the Hole Wizard (VBA, VB.NET, C#)

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This example shows how to access information about a hole that was generated by the Hole Wizard.

 

Problem:

 

A hole generated by the Hole Wizard contains a lot of information that can be used by other applications such as CAM and automatic ordering/inventory systems.

 

Solution:

 

All of the information that is available through the UI is also accessible through the API.

 

  1. Extract the archive to a convenient location.
  2. Open a part or assembly in SolidWorks
  3. Generate a new hole using the Hole Wizard, if one does not already exist.
  4. Select the hole.
  5. Run the macro (VBA, VB.NET, or C#) in the Macro Editor.
  6. Inspect the Immediate window for information about the selected hole.

 

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