7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2018 10:33 AM by Ivana Kolin

    Macro runs on 2018, but not previous versions?

    Gordon Rigg

      Any idea why this macro would run on 2018, but not on 2016 or 2017?

      in 2016 and 2017 I get:

      Run-time error '91':

      Object variable or With block variable not set.


      All it should need is a drawing open with a note on a layer named DEL ME.





      ' How to delete all notes on a specified layer.


      ' Preconditions:

      ' 1. Open ball_valve.slddrw.

      ' 2. Double-click the note DELETE ME NOTE

      '    to open the Note PropertyManager page.

      ' 3. Scroll to the bottom of the PropertyManager page

      '    to verify that the note DELETE ME NOTE

      '    is on the DEL ME layer.

      ' 4. Click a blank area in the drawing sheet to close

      '    the Note PropertyManager page.

      ' 5. Run the macro.


      ' Postconditions: The "DELETE ME NOTE" is deleted. The DO NOT

      '    DELETE ME NOTE remains intact because it does not reside

      '    on the DEL ME layer.


      ' NOTE: Do not save any changes when closing the drawing document.


      Option Explicit



      ' Name of layer from which to delete DELETE ME NOTE note

      Const DeleteLayer               As String = "DEL ME"



      Sub main()

          Dim swApp                   As SldWorks.SldWorks

          Dim swModel                 As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

          Dim swModelDocExt           As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension

          Dim swDraw                  As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

          Dim swSelMgr                As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

          Dim swView                  As SldWorks.View

          Dim swAnn                   As SldWorks.Annotation

          Dim swSelData               As SldWorks.SelectData

          Dim NumShts                 As Long

          Dim bRet                    As Boolean

          Dim i                       As Long


          Set swApp = CreateObject("SldWorks.Application")

          Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

          Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

          Set swDraw = swModel

          Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

          Set swSelData = swSelMgr.CreateSelectData


          NumShts = swDraw.GetSheetCount

          For i = 1 To NumShts


          Next i


          For i = 1 To NumShts

              ' Clear the selection set for the sheet

              swModel.ClearSelection2 True


              Set swView = swDraw.GetFirstView

              While Not swView Is Nothing

                  Set swAnn = swView.GetFirstAnnotation3

                  While Not swAnn Is Nothing

                      ' If the annotation is a note, then determine

                      ' if the layer is DEL ME

                      If swNote = swAnn.GetType Then

                          If DeleteLayer = swAnn.Layer Then

                              ' If the layer is the DEL ME layer

                              ' then select the notes residing

                              ' on that layer

                              bRet = swAnn.Select3(True, swSelData)

                          End If

                      End If


                      Set swAnn = swAnn.GetNext3



                  Set swView = swView.GetNextView



              ' Delete the selected notes on the DEL ME layer

              bRet = swModelDocExt.DeleteSelection2(swDelete_Absorbed)



          Next i

      End Sub