Balloon Note – REBUILT

I have to admit my original Balloon Note macro was quite quirky. It was the most complicated VBA project I’d done at the time, so I don’t feel too bad about it. I finally had a chance to try out the SolidWorks 2010 implementation – SO – I decided to rethink the whole thing. WOW – I really have to apologize, I’m surprised that old code worked at all. However, if you liked the general idea found in my original Balloon Note macro, I’m sure you’ll like this completely rebuilt version.

If you have no idea what I’m writing about:
Balloon Note is designed to add a Reference Note to an existing Item Balloon and Group them together automatically. It can add an automatically updating Quantity Text object. The result is similar to a function SolidWorks added in 2010, but, you can adjust the location of the text using the ALT + Select and drag method. The strange squiggle (QTY variable) in the text box represents the selected part quantity, until you apply the Reference Note location (Top, Right, Bottom or Left). Balloon Note uses your current document setting for the Note font height to create the Reference Note. The Links button uses a plain text file “BalloonNote_07.ini” located in the same directory as BalloonNote_07.swp to store your lists of links and symbols. The download includes two versions, BalloonNote_07.swp for SW 2007 (you could possibly change the Reference Libraries to your version) and BalloonNote.dll for SW 2010 x32.


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  2. i am getting the error message when i tried to run this macro in SW2008. Kindly help me. Thanks in advance for your help…

  3. I’ve recently upgraded to SW2011 & Windows 7. What do I need to do to get Balloon Notes to function again? I’ve used this from the beginning and find it difficult to get along without it. Thanks.

  4. Howdy,
    Sorry it took so long to reply. Thanks for your interest in the Balloon Note – Rebuilt macro.
    Unfortunately I’m not able to be of much help. The latest version of SolidWorks I have access to is 2010. Until I get access to 2011 I have no way to even try to understand the issue.
    You could try asking for some help at:


  5. This macro does more than just Qty. You can also attach notes with it that are more stable than the group command.

    I will ask for help at Eng-Tips. Thanks.

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