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Create Machining Costing Analysis Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a machining Costing analysis.

'-----------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\costing\machined_part.sldprt
' 2. Verify that the Costing templates exist by clicking Tools > Options >
'    System Options > File Locations and selecting Costing templates in
'    Show folders for in SOLIDWORKS. Click Cancel to close the dialog.
' 3. Add a reference to sldcostingapi.tlb.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' 5. Run the macro.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Machining Costing analysis is created, which might
'    take one or more minutes to complete.
' 2. Examine the Immediate window
'
NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not
' save any changes when closing it.
'------------------------------------------------ Option Explicit
Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swCosting As SldCostingAPI.CostManager
Dim swCostingPart As SldCostingAPI.CostPart
Dim swCostingBody As SldCostingAPI.CostBody
Dim swCostingModel As Object
Dim swCostingAnalysis As SldCostingAPI.CostAnalysis
Dim swCostingMachining As SldCostingAPI.CostAnalysisMachining
Dim machiningCostingTemplatePathName As String
Dim machiningCostingReportTemplateFolderName As String
Dim nbrMachiningCostingTemplate As Long
Dim nbrCommonCostingTemplate As Long
Dim commonCostingTemplates As Variant
Dim machiningCostingTemplates As Variant
Dim nbrCostingBodies As Long
Dim costingBodies As Variant
Dim costingBodyName As String
Dim i As Long
Dim isBody as Boolean
Dim swCostingFeat As SldCostingAPI.CostFeature
Dim swCostingNextFeat As SldCostingAPI.CostFeature
Dim swCostingSubFeat As SldCostingAPI.CostFeature
Dim swCostingNextSubFeat As SldCostingAPI.CostFeature
Sub main()
Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
' Get Costing templates names
Debug.Print ("Costing template folders:")
machiningCostingTemplatePathName = swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swFileLocationsCostingTemplates)
Debug.Print "    Name of Costing template folder: " & machiningCostingTemplatePathName
machiningCostingReportTemplateFolderName = swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swFileLocationsCostingReportTemplateFolder)
Debug.Print "    Name of Costing report template folder: " & machiningCostingReportTemplateFolderName
Debug.Print ""
' Get CostingManager
Set swCosting = swModelDocExt.GetCostingManager
swCosting.WaitForUIUpdate
' Get the number of templates
nbrMachiningCostingTemplate = swCosting.GetTemplateCount(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Machining)
nbrCommonCostingTemplate = swCosting.GetTemplateCount(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Common)
' Get names of templates
machiningCostingTemplates = swCosting.GetTemplatePathnames(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Machining)
commonCostingTemplates = swCosting.GetTemplatePathnames(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Common)
ReDim Preserve machiningCostingTemplates(nbrMachiningCostingTemplate)
ReDim Preserve commonCostingTemplates(nbrCommonCostingTemplate)
Debug.Print ("Costing templates:")
' Print names of templates to Immediate window
For i = 0 To (UBound(machiningCostingTemplates) - 1)
    Debug.Print "    Name of machining Costing template: " & machiningCostingTemplates(i)
Next i
Debug.Print ""
For i = 0 To (UBound(commonCostingTemplates) - 1)
    Debug.Print "    Name of common Costing template: " & commonCostingTemplates(i)
Next i
Debug.Print ""
' Get Costing part
Set swCostingModel = swCosting.CostingModel
Set swCostingPart = swCostingModel
' Create common Costing analysis
Set swCostingAnalysis = swCostingPart.CreateCostAnalysis("c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\lang\english\costing templates\multibodytemplate_default(englishstandard).sldctc")
' Get common Costing analysis data
Debug.Print ("Common Costing analysis data:")
Debug.Print ("    Template name:  " & swCostingAnalysis.costingTemplateName)
Debug.Print ("    Currency code: " & swCostingAnalysis.CurrencyCode)
Debug.Print ("    Currency name: " & swCostingAnalysis.CurrencyName)
Debug.Print ("    Currency separator: " & swCostingAnalysis.CurrencySeparator)
Debug.Print ("    Total manufacturing cost: " & swCostingAnalysis.GetManufacturingCost)
Debug.Print ("    Material costs: " & swCostingAnalysis.GetMaterialCost)
Debug.Print ("    Setup cost: " & swCostingAnalysis.GetSetupCost)
Debug.Print ("    Total cost to charge: " & swCostingAnalysis.GetTotalCostToCharge)
Debug.Print ("    Total cost to manufacture: " & swCostingAnalysis.GetTotalCostToManufacture)
Debug.Print ("    Lot size: " & swCostingAnalysis.LotSize)
Debug.Print ("    Total quantity: " & swCostingAnalysis.TotalQuantity)
Debug.Print ""
' Get Costing bodies
nbrCostingBodies = swCostingPart.GetBodyCount
isBody = False
If (nbrCostingBodies > 0) Then
    Debug.Print "Costing bodies:"
    Debug.Print ("    Number of Costing bodies: " & nbrCostingBodies)
    costingBodies = swCostingPart.GetBodies
        For i = 0 To (nbrCostingBodies - 1)
            Set swCostingBody = costingBodies(i)
            costingBodyName = swCostingBody.GetName
            Debug.Print ("    Name of Costing body: " & costingBodyName)
            ' Make sure body is machining body
            If (swCostingBody.GetBodyType = swcBodyType_e.swcBodyType_Machined) Then
                isBody = True
                ' Determine analysis status of Costing body
                Select Case swCostingBody.BodyStatus
                    Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_NotAnalysed
                        ' Create Costing analysis
                        Set swCostingAnalysis = swCostingBody.CreateCostAnalysis("c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\lang\english\costing templates\machiningtemplate_default(englishstandard).sldcts")
                        Debug.Print ("    Creating machining Costing analysis for: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                    Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_Analysed
                        ' Get Costing analysis
                        Set swCostingAnalysis = swCostingBody.GetCostAnalysis
                        Debug.Print ("    Getting machining Costing analysis for: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                    Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_Excluded
                        ' Body excluded from Costing analysis
                        Debug.Print ("    Excluded from machining Costing analysis: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                    Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_AssignedCustomCost
                        ' Body has an assigned custom Cost
                        Debug.Print ("    Custom cost assigned: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                End Select                
                Debug.Print ""                
            End If
        Next i
End If

If Not isBody Then
    Debug.Print ("")
    Debug.Print ("No bodies in part! Exiting macro.")
    Exit Sub
End If
' Get machining Costing Analysis data
Set swCostingMachining = swCostingAnalysis.GetSpecificAnalysis
Debug.Print "Machining Costing analysis: "
Debug.Print ("    Current material: " & swCostingMachining.CurrentMaterial)
Debug.Print ("    Current material class: " & swCostingMachining.CurrentMaterialClass)
Debug.Print ("    Current plate thickness: " & swCostingMachining.CurrentPlateThickness)
Debug.Print ("")
' Get Costing features
Debug.Print "Costing features:"
Set swCostingFeat = swCostingAnalysis.GetFirstCostFeature
While Not swCostingFeat Is Nothing
    Debug.Print ("    Feature: " & swCostingFeat.Name)
    Debug.Print ("      Type: " & swCostingFeat.GetType)
    Debug.Print ("        Setup related: " & swCostingFeat.IsSetup)
    Debug.Print ("        Overridden: " & swCostingFeat.IsOverridden)
    Debug.Print ("        Combined cost: " & swCostingFeat.CombinedCost)
    Debug.Print ("        Combined time: " & swCostingFeat.CombinedTime)
    
    Set swCostingSubFeat = swCostingFeat.GetFirstSubFeature
    While Not swCostingSubFeat Is Nothing
        Debug.Print ("      Subfeature: " & swCostingSubFeat.Name)
        Debug.Print ("        Type: " & swCostingSubFeat.GetType)
        Debug.Print ("          Setup related: " & swCostingSubFeat.IsSetup)
        Debug.Print ("          Overridden: " & swCostingSubFeat.IsOverridden)
        Debug.Print ("          Combined cost: " & swCostingSubFeat.CombinedCost)
        Debug.Print ("          Combined time: " & swCostingSubFeat.CombinedTime)
        Set swCostingNextSubFeat = swCostingSubFeat.GetNextFeature
        Set swCostingSubFeat = Nothing
        Set swCostingSubFeat = swCostingNextSubFeat
        Set swCostingNextSubFeat = Nothing
    Wend
    Set swCostingNextFeat = swCostingFeat.GetNextFeature
    Set swCostingFeat = Nothing
    Set swCostingFeat = swCostingNextFeat
    Set swCostingNextFeat = Nothing
Wend
    
End Sub


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