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Searching for FrontView Scale

Searching for FrontView Scale

Searching for FrontView Scale

Need a hand sorting out a do until loop. Any suggestions for a better method welcome.

My goal is to search all the views on the active sheet until I find the FrontView TYPE(not the name of the view as these can change). I'm choosing to target the front view type due to the sheet scale using its value in most cases. It's ultimately up to the designer to verify this information is correct.

My thought was to loop through all the views until CatDrawingViewType catViewFront was found, add that to the selection and pull the scale value. When I set the selection, the scale property is not available in the intellisense.


Dim drawingDocument1 As DrawingDocument
Set drawingDocument1 = CATIA.ActiveDocument

'Look for Front View Scale Value
Dim ViewCount As Integer
Set ViewCount = drawingDocument1.sheets.ActiveSheet.views.Count

Dim FrontView As String
Set FrontView = drawingDocument1.sheets.ActiveSheet.views
Loop Until FrontView = CatDrawingViewType("catViewFront")

Dim ViewSel As selection
Set ViewSel = FrontView

Dim SheetScale
Set SheetScale = ViewSel.??? 

RE: Searching for FrontView Scale

ViewSel is a Selection... if you want intellisens to give you Scale.. please Set ViewSel as DrawingView

Eric N.
indocti discant et ament meminisse periti

RE: Searching for FrontView Scale

My code was completely wrong, but your suggestion gave me the clue i needed to make it work. thanks!


Dim drawingDocument1 As DrawingDocument
Set drawingDocument1 = CATIA.ActiveDocument

'Look for Front View Scale Value
Dim FrontView As CatDrawingViewType
Dim n
n = n + 1
FrontView = drawingDocument1.sheets.ActiveSheet.views.Item(n).ViewType
Loop Until FrontView = catViewFront

'add error-proofing for sheets without frontview type


Dim ViewSel As DrawingView
Set ViewSel = drawingDocument1.sheets.ActiveSheet.views.ActiveView

Dim ViewScale
ViewScale = ViewSel.Scale

'verify value passing thru
MsgBox ViewScale 

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