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Activating a view getting configuration and insert single config BOM

Question asked by Bruce Perry on Apr 24, 2015

Here is the code for inserting a BOM of a view in a drawing.

I haven't clean it up for redundant information that I was using to build it but it works.


Option Explicit


Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swSelMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim swFeatMgr As SldWorks.FeatureManager

Dim swView As SldWorks.view

Dim swBomAnn As BomTableAnnotation

Dim swBomFeat As SldWorks.BomFeature

Dim anchorType As Long

Dim bomType As Long

Dim configuration As String

Dim tableTemplate As String

Dim Names As Variant

Dim visible As Variant

Dim boolStatus As Boolean

Dim swDraw As SldWorks.DrawingDoc

Dim swSheet As SldWorks.Sheet


Sub AddBOM()


Dim swConfig As SldWorks.configuration

Dim MyConfig As String

Dim MyConfiguration As Object

Dim selMgr As SldWorks.SelectionMgr

Dim view As SldWorks.view


Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc

Set swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager

Set swFeatMgr = swModel.FeatureManager

Set swDraw = swModel

Set swSheet = swDraw.GetCurrentSheet

Set selMgr = swModel.SelectionManager 'Select View


Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


    boolStatus = swModel.EditRebuild3()

    boolStatus = swModel.ActivateSheet("Sheet1")

    boolStatus = swModel.ActivateView("Drawing View4")

Set swView = swModel.ActiveDrawingView

'I have four view at the standard view names. I want to create the BOM based on "Drawing View 4"

'I want the BOM to be from the configuration (Drawing View 4), so you have to make it the active

'or selected view

'Insert BOM Table

anchorType = SwConst.swBOMConfigurationAnchorType_e.swBOMConfigurationAnchor_BottomRight

bomType = SwConst.swBomType_e.swBomType_PartsOnly 'SwConst.swBomType_e.swBomType_TopLevelOnly


swModel.ClearSelection2 True


configuration = swView.ReferencedConfiguration


tableTemplate = "C:Some location"


Set swBomAnn = swView.InsertBomTable2(False, 0.8501, 0.07, anchorType, bomType, configuration, tableTemplate)

'Inserted in the lower right over the Title Block

Set swBomFeat = swBomAnn.BomFeature

Names = swBomFeat.GetConfigurations(False, visible)

visible(0) = True

boolStatus = swBomFeat.SetConfigurations(True, visible, Names)



End Sub