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Export dimensioning

Valued Contributor
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Hi guys im new here and im absolutly new to SE too.

My question:


I have the task to programming a small programme which gets the dimensions of  a 2D draft incl. sufix, prefix and tolerances.

With the dimensions i want to create an report.

Is it possible to get these information and copy them to eg a excel document or directly in the cache memory ?

Im able to get the properties form a file but i dont know how i can get the dimensions.


Hope anybody of u can help me, thx!



Posted by: Bob Sanchez
Post date: 11/16/2008 9:35:32 PM


RE: Export dimensioning

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I am working on a similar task.

As far as I know (I am all but an expert in SE programming!), you can do this in two different ways:

- you can access the Variable Table;

- you can access directly the Dimensions collections.

If you are working on a 2D file, I feel it is easier to access the ActiveDocument.ActiveSheet.Dimensions collection (this is the way I chose).


Here below I am pasting a portion of code that could help you:


Dim objDoc As DraftDocument

Dim objSheet As Sheet

Dim objDims As Dimensions

Dim xlWkbk As Object


xlWkbk = GetObject(dbName) 'opening the destination Excel file as database of dimensions

objDoc = objApp.Documents.Open(dftFilePath)


objSheet = objDoc.ActiveSheet

objDims = objSheet.Dimensions


For i = 1 To objDims.Count

myDimValue=objDims.Item(i).Value 'this value is always returned in SE internal units

'meter for distance


'any useful instruction to store your myDimValue in an array or to write it in a file


'the following loop is very important if you want to process several files in a for loop

'Solid Edge could frequently crash if you do not release resources properly

Do While Marshal.ReleaseComObject(objDims.Item(i))





Do While Marshal.ReleaseComObject(objDims) 'see similar comment above


objDims = Nothing


Do While Marshal.ReleaseComObject(objSheet)


objSheet = Nothing



objApp.DoIdle() 'supposed to give Solid Edge the time to close its file

objFile = Nothing


'any instruction to save and close your Excel destination database, if required






Posted by: Alessandro Raggi
Post date: 1/2/2009 5:46:36 AM

Re: RE: Export dimensioning


maybe someone has an example, how export dimension value to excel ?

copytoclipboard doesnt work for dimension.value