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Inserting a balloon from macro off sheet crashes Solidworks

Question asked by Adam Carder on Apr 28, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2016 by Deepak Gupta

I have a macro that gets the current revision property and inserts a formatted balloon on the page (EPDM revision control). The problem seems to exist when the user clicks off the sheet and then runs the macro. It cannot properly create the balloon, so Solidworks just crashes. I cannot seem to trap the error if the balloon is null. Is there a reliable way to select something on screen that overrides the user selection? Tried activating the sheet, but I could not get that to work. Using SW 2014 SP5


Sub main()


Dim swApp As Object

Dim myNote As SldWorks.Note

Dim swAnn As SldWorks.Annotation

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim revisionString As String

Dim boolStatus As Boolean


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


If (swModel.GetType = swDocumentTypes_e.swDocDRAWING) Then


    'Get revision prop

    revisionString = "A"


    'insert balloon

    Set myNote = swModel.InsertBOMBalloon2(2, 0, 0, revisionString, 0, "")


    If (myNote Is Nothing) Then

        Exit Sub

    End If


    'remove leader

    If myNote.IsBomBalloon() Then

        myNote.SetBalloon swBalloonStyle_e.swBS_Triangle, swBalloonFit_e.swBF_Tightest

        Set swAnn = myNote.GetAnnotation

        'boolStatus = swAnn.SetPosition(0, 0, 0)

        swAnn.SetLeader3 swLeaderStyle_e.swNO_LEADER, swLeaderSide_e.swLS_SMART, False, False, False, False

    End If



End If





End Sub