Solved

VBA Select object programmatically in Autocad

Posted on 2011-02-27
3
2,479 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-20
Hello here,

I wonder if it is possible to select an object programmatically, that is to say without clicking on it. This way it would be possible to modify a drawing file without any action of the user on autocad.

I was thinking about a vba equivalent of the rectangle selecting objects by using two points.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:MisterM86
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:borgunit
ID: 34996268
Yes it is very possible. What are you trying to do exactly?
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:borgunit
borgunit earned 250 total points
ID: 34996290
Maybe I should have read closer. Sorry. Here is an example of creating a rectangle.

'Create rectangle
Public Sub MakeRectangle()
Dim vVertices(0 To 9) As Double
Dim acPline as AcadEntity
   
' Define the 2D polyline vVertices
vVertices(0) = 0:       vVertices(1) = 0
vVertices(2) = 84#:     vVertices(3) = 0
vVertices(4) = 84#:     vVertices(5) = 20#
vVertices(6) = 0:       vVertices(7) = 20#
vVertices(8) = 0:       vVertices(9) = 0

Set acPline = Thisdrawing.Modelspace.AddLightWeightPolyline(vVertices)
End sub
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
silverkorn earned 250 total points
ID: 34996900
what kind of objects are you trying to select?

did you look at the SelectionSets function?
ThisDrawing.SelectionSets.Add.SelectByPolygon

the problem is if the coordinates change where your objects are located this will not work for all drawings. It would be much easier if you know exactly what layers the objets are located on or other defining criteria.

Also as a side note, keep in mind that the newer versions of AutoCAD will not support VBA, they are now moving to using the .NET languages, more can be found here:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=770215
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
This article describes some techniques which will make your VBA or Visual Basic Classic code easier to understand and maintain, whether by you, your replacement, or another Experts-Exchange expert.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now