At the risk of being blunt, the programming help files have a loads of bits of sample code which can be used to start you off - certainly in VBA. This should get you going in the right direction, although it's fair to say you've definately jumped in at the deep end with what you are trying to do!
Not sure about other versions, but in 2010, programming help can be foung by clicking the little arrow to the right of the ? on the search box at the top, and then going to Additional Resources>Programming Help. Use the "Sample Code" section to get going.
Hope this helps you, and good luck.
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Jon, I now understand the depth of what I was trying to accomplish. I figured that Inventor would have had something built in initially, that I would just have to customize to what I was looking for, but after reading into all the discussion boards I truly realized how deep I'm in!! Thanks for the direction to the samples. To be honest, a week ago I knew absolutely nothing about code or programming and so far I've made some enormous strides with iLogic rules, so I'm hoping that this is something that I can learn in due time. Thanks again, Justin