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Effects of macro fully execute after opening document properties and exiting

Question asked by Ben Blick on Jun 7, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2018 by Deepak Gupta

I made a macro that changes the default standard to ansi from iso, then changes the ordinate dimensions back to iso and changes the arrow head back to a slash.

The reason why I am ultimately doing this is after setting the document to ansi i still want the chain dimensions on the ordinate dims. If this is the only way to go about doing this, here is the code.


My problem with the code below, is that it doesn't take full effect unless i open up document properties and then close the window, does it fully work, thus putting the chain dimensions back on the ordinate dimensions.


Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As Object

Dim boolstatus As Boolean

Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc

' Change Document to ansi

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SetUserPreferenceInteger(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingDimensionStandard, 0, swDetailingStandard_e.swDetailingStandardANSI)

' Ordinate to ISO

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SetUserPreferenceInteger(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingDimensionStandard, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingOrdinateDimension, swDetailingStandard_e.swDetailingStandardISO)

'Dimensions head to Slash

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SetUserPreferenceInteger(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDetailingArrowStyleForDimensions, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingDimension, swArrowStyle_e.swSLASH_ARROWHEAD)

End Sub


I will try and post the a document that this works on tomorrow, as i can't show what i am working on. thanks for the help.