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Add Bearing Load Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add a bearing load and get its properties.

NOTE: To get persistent reference identifiers (PIDs) for model selections, you can use pidcollector.exe or IModelDocExtension::GetPersistReference3.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation as an add-in
'    (in SOLIDWORKS, click Tools > Add-ins > SOLIDWORKS Simulation).
' 2. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation type library as a reference
'    (in the IDE, select Tools > References > SOLIDWORKS
'     Simulation
version type library).
' 3. Ensure that the specified model document exists.
' 4. Ensure that the specified material library exists.
' 5. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
'  1. Opens the specified model document.
'  2. Inserts Coordinate System1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
'  3. Creates new study, Static1.
'  4. Applies AISI 1020 steel to the solid bodies in the model.
'  5. Adds BearingLoads-1 to the Simulation study tree of Static1.
'  6. Prints the properties of BearingLoads-1 to the Immediate window.
'  7. Meshes the bodies in the model.
'  8. Sets the study options for Static1.
'  9. Analyzes Static1.
' 10. Inspect the Immediate window, FeatureManager design tree, and
'     Simulation study tree.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit


Dim SwApp           As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part            As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim coordSys        As SldWorks.Feature
Dim COSMOSWORKS     As CosmosWorksLib.COSMOSWORKS
Dim CWAddinCallBack As CosmosWorksLib.CWAddinCallBack
Dim ActDoc          As CosmosWorksLib.CWModelDoc
Dim StudyMngr       As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudyManager
Dim Study           As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudy
Dim SolidMgr        As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidManager
Dim SolidComp       As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidComponent
Dim SolidBody       As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidBody
Dim LBCMgr          As CosmosWorksLib.CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
Dim CWBearingLoad   As CosmosWorksLib.CWBearingLoad
Dim errCode         As Long
Dim boolstatus      As Boolean
Dim longstatus      As Long, longwarnings As Long
Dim StaticOptions   As CosmosWorksLib.CWStaticStudyOptions
Dim DispArray1      As Object
Dim DispArray2      As Variant

Const MeshEleSize   As Double = 4.48279654351123
Const MeshTol       As Double = 0.224139827175561
Const Tol1          As Double = 0.05

Sub main()

    Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks
   

    Set Part = SwApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\Simulation\Examples\Educational Examples\spider.sldasm", 2, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    Set Part = SwApp.ActiveDoc
   

    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 3.1492437665861E-03, 3.96829082139902E-02, -1.58746437667787E-02, False, 4, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Axis1", "AXIS", 0, 0, 0, True, 8, Nothing, 0)
    Set coordSys = Part.FeatureManager.InsertCoordinateSystem(False, False, False)
   

    Dim PIDCollection   As New Collection
    Set PIDCollection = PIDInitializer()
   

    Dim strMaterialLib  As String
    strMaterialLib = SwApp.GetExecutablePath & "\lang\english\sldmaterials\solidworks materials.sldmat"
   

    Set DispArray1 = SelectByPID(Part, "selection1", PIDCollection) ' coordinate system
    DispArray2 = Array(SelectByPID(Part, "selection2", PIDCollection)) ' cylindrical face
  

    Set CWAddinCallBack = SwApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")
    If CWAddinCallBack Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get Simulation add-in"
    Set COSMOSWORKS = CWAddinCallBack.COSMOSWORKS
    If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get COSMOSWORKS"

    Set ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
    If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get active document"
   

    'Create new static study
    Set StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
    If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get the study manager"
    Set Study = StudyMngr.CreateNewStudy3("Static1", swsAnalysisStudyType_e.swsAnalysisStudyTypeStatic, 0, errCode)
    If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create new study"
   

    'Add materials
    Set SolidMgr = Study.SolidManager
    If SolidMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid manager"
    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"
   

    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(1, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"
   

    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(2, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"
  

    'Add a bearing load
    Set LBCMgr = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
    If LBCMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get the loads and restraints manager"

    Set CWBearingLoad = LBCMgr.AddBearingLoad(DispArray1, (DispArray2), errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create a bearing load"

    Debug.Print "Bearing load properties:"
    Debug.Print "  Unit system as defined in swsUnit_e: " & CWBearingLoad.BearingLoadUnit
    Debug.Print "  Direction (0 = x direction, 1 = y direction): " & CWBearingLoad.Direction
    Debug.Print "  Bearing force:"
    Debug.Print "    x direction: " & CWBearingLoad.XDirectionValue
    Debug.Print "    y direction: " & CWBearingLoad.YDirectionValue
   

    'Create mesh
    Dim CWMeshObj As CosmosWorksLib.CWMesh
    Set CWMeshObj = Study.Mesh
    If CWMeshObj Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create mesh object"
    CWMeshObj.MesherType = 0
    CWMeshObj.Quality = 0
    errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, MeshEleSize, MeshTol)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create mesh"
    Set CWMeshObj = Nothing
   

    'Set static study options
    Set StaticOptions = Study.StaticStudyOptions
    If StaticOptions Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get static study options"
    StaticOptions.SolverType = 1
    StaticOptions.UseSoftSpring = 1
    StaticOptions.LargeDisplacement = 0

    'Run analysis
    errCode = Study.RunAnalysis
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Analysis failed with error as defined in swsRunAnalysisError_e: " & errCode
   

End Sub

Sub ErrorMsg(SwApp As SldWorks.SldWorks, Message As String)
    SwApp.SendMsgToUser2 Message, 0, 0
    SwApp.RecordLine "'*** WARNING - General"
    SwApp.RecordLine "'*** " & Message
    SwApp.RecordLine ""
End Sub

Function SelectByPID(Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2, PIDName As String, PIDCollection As Collection) As Object
    Dim PID()       As Byte
    Dim PIDVariant  As Variant
    Dim PIDString   As String
    Dim i           As Long
    Dim SelObj      As Object
   

    'Get the string from the collection
    PIDString = ""
    PIDString = PIDCollection.Item(PIDName)
   

    'Parse the string into an array
    PIDVariant = Split(PIDString, ",")
    ReDim PID(UBound(PIDVariant))
   

    'Change to a byte array
    For i = 0 To (UBound(PIDVariant) - 1)
        PID(i) = PIDVariant(i)
    Next i
   

    'Select the entity
    Set SelObj = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((PID), errCode)
    Set SelectByPID = SelObj
    Set SelObj = Nothing
End Function

Function PIDInitializer() As Collection

    Dim PIDCollection As New Collection
    Dim selection1 As String
    Dim selection2 As String

    'Coordinate system
    selection1 = "64,31,0,0,1,0,0,0,255,254,255,0,0,0,0,0,32,2,0,0"
    selection1 = selection1 & ",Type=1"

    'Cylindrical face
    selection2 = "64,31,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,14,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,97,67,0,58,0,92,0,80,0,114,0,111,0,103,0,114,0,97,0,109,0,32,0,70,0,105,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,32,0,67,0,111,0,114,0,112,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,92,0,83,0,105,0,109,0,117,0,108,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,100,0,117,0,99,0,97,0,11"
    selection2 = selection2 & "6,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,97,0,108,0,32,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,9,128,255,254,255,5,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,2,0,0,155,126,163,53,0,165,25,208,59,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,63,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,50,149,70,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,1,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,20,0,109,111,69,110,100,70,97,99,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,1,0,0,0,255,255,255,255,0,0,12,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,0,0,0,0,255,255,255,255,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"
    selection2 = selection2 & ",Type=1"

    'Store constants in a collection
    PIDCollection.Add selection1, "selection1"
    PIDCollection.Add selection2, "selection2"
  

    Set PIDInitializer = PIDCollection
End Function

 

 



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