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Create Sheet Metal Costing Analysis Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to create a sheet metal Costing analysis.

' Preconditions:
' 1. Open:
'    C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\samples\tutorial\costing\sheet_metal_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 SolidWorks.Interop.sldcostingapi.dll.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' 5. Run the macro.

' Postconditions:
' 1. If prompted to save a temporary template with the costing data,
'    click Yes, browse to the folder where to save the temporary
'    template, type the name of the temporary template in File name,
'    and click Save.
' 2. Creates a sheet metal analysis, which can
'    take one or more minutes to complete.
' 3. Examine the Immediate window.

NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not
' save any changes when closing it.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldcostingapi
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
    Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
    Dim swCosting As CostManager
    Dim swCostingPart As CostPart
    Dim swCostingBody As CostBody
    Dim swCostingModel As Object
    Dim swCostingAnalysis As CostAnalysis
    Dim swCostingSheetMetal As CostAnalysisSheetMetal
    Dim sheetmetalCostingTemplatePathName As String
    Dim sheetmetalCostingReportTemplateFolderName As String
    Dim nbrSheetmetalCostingTemplate As Integer
    Dim nbrcommonCostingTemplate As Integer
    Dim commonCostingTemplates As Object
    Dim sheetmetalCostingTemplates As Object
    Dim nbrCostingBodies As Integer
    Dim costingBodies As Object
    Dim costingBodyName As String
    Dim i As Integer
Dim isSheetMetalBody As Boolean
   Dim swCostingFeat As CostFeature
    Dim swCostingNextFeat As CostFeature
    Dim swCostingSubFeat As CostFeature
    Dim swCostingNextSubFeat As CostFeature
Dim swTemplateOverrides As TemplateOverrides
Dim costingMethod As Integer
    Sub main()
        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension
        ' Get Costing templates names
        Debug.Print("Costing template folders:")
        sheetmetalCostingTemplatePathName = swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swFileLocationsCostingTemplates)
        Debug.Print("    Name of Costing template folder: " & sheetmetalCostingTemplatePathName)
        sheetmetalCostingReportTemplateFolderName = swApp.GetUserPreferenceStringValue(swUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swFileLocationsCostingReportTemplateFolder)
        Debug.Print("    Name of Costing report template folder: " & sheetmetalCostingReportTemplateFolderName)
        ' Get CostingManager
        swCosting = swModelDocExt.GetCostingManager
        ' Get the number of templates
        nbrSheetmetalCostingTemplate = swCosting.GetTemplateCount(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_SheetMetal)
        nbrcommonCostingTemplate = swCosting.GetTemplateCount(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Common)
        ' Get names of templates
        sheetmetalCostingTemplates = swCosting.GetTemplatePathnames(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_SheetMetal)
        commonCostingTemplates = swCosting.GetTemplatePathnames(swcCostingType_e.swcCostingType_Common)
        ReDim Preserve sheetmetalCostingTemplates(nbrSheetmetalCostingTemplate)
        ReDim Preserve commonCostingTemplates(nbrcommonCostingTemplate)
        Debug.Print("Costing templates:")
        ' Print names of templates to Immediate window
        For i = 0 To (UBound(sheetmetalCostingTemplates) - 1)
            Debug.Print("    Name of sheet metal Costing template: " & sheetmetalCostingTemplates(i))
        Next i
        For i = 0 To (UBound(commonCostingTemplates) - 1)
            Debug.Print("    Name of common Costing template: " & commonCostingTemplates(i))
        Next i
        ' Get Costing part
        swCostingModel = swCosting.CostingModel
        swCostingPart = swCostingModel
        ' Create common Costing analysis
        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)

   ' Override custom cost per bend and hem cost
   swTemplateOverrides = swCostingPart.TemplateOverrides
   ' Get Costing method
   costingMethod = swCostingPart.GetCostingMethod(
   If costingMethod = swcMethodType_e.swcMethodType_Sheetmetal Then
     ' Get and set default and custom cost per bend and hem cost
"Custom cost per bend and hem cost")
"   Default custom cost per bend: $" & swTemplateOverrides.CustomBendCost)
"   Default custom hem cost: $" & swTemplateOverrides.CustomHemCost)
     ' Use custom cost per bend and hem cost
     swTemplateOverrides.UseCustomBendCost =
     swTemplateOverrides.UseCustomHemCost =
     Debug.Print("   Use custom cost per bend? " & swTemplateOverrides.UseCustomBendCost)
"   Use custom hem cost? " & swTemplateOverrides.UseCustomHemCost)
     ' Set custom cost per bend and hem cost overrides
     swTemplateOverrides.CustomBendCost = 4.55
     swTemplateOverrides.CustomHemCost = 2.17
     ' Save and use custom cost per bend and hem cost overrides
"   Custom cost per bend override: $" & swTemplateOverrides.CustomBendCost)
"   Custom hem cost override: $" & swTemplateOverrides.CustomHemCost)
   End If

        ' Get Costing bodies
        nbrCostingBodies = swCostingPart.GetBodyCount
        If (nbrCostingBodies > 0) Then
            Debug.Print("Costing bodies:")
            Debug.Print("    Number of Costing bodies: " & nbrCostingBodies)
            costingBodies = swCostingPart.GetBodies
            For i = 0 To (nbrCostingBodies - 1)
                swCostingBody = costingBodies(i)
                costingBodyName = swCostingBody.GetName
                Debug.Print("    Name of Costing body: " & costingBodyName)
                isSheetMetalBody =
                ' Make sure body is sheet metal
                If (swCostingBody.GetBodyType = swcBodyType_e.swcBodyType_SheetMetal) Then
                    ' Determine analysis status of Costing body
                    isSheetMetalBody =
                    Select Case swCostingBody.BodyStatus
                        Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_NotAnalysed
                            ' Create Costing analysis
                            swCostingAnalysis = swCostingBody.CreateCostAnalysis("c:\program files\solidworks corp\solidworks\lang\english\costing templates\sheetmetaltemplate_default(englishstandard).sldcts")
                            Debug.Print("    Creating sheet metal Costing analysis for: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                        Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_Analysed
                            ' Get Costing analysis
                            swCostingAnalysis = swCostingBody.GetCostAnalysis
                            Debug.Print("    Getting sheet metal Costing analysis for: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                        Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_Excluded
                            ' Body excluded from Costing analysis
                            Debug.Print("    Excluded from sheet metal Costing analysis: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                        Case swcBodyStatus_e.swcBodyStatus_AssignedCustomCost
                            ' Body has an assigned custom Cost
                            Debug.Print("    Custom cost assigned: " & swCostingBody.GetName)
                    End Select
                End If
            Next i

If Not isSheetMetalBody Then
"No sheet metal bodies in part! Exiting macro.")
    Exit Sub

        End If
        ' Get sheet metal Costing Analysis data
        swCostingSheetMetal = swCostingAnalysis.GetSpecificAnalysis
        Debug.Print("Sheet metal Costing analysis: ")
        Debug.Print("    Current material: " & swCostingSheetMetal.CurrentMaterial)
        Debug.Print("    Current material class: " & swCostingSheetMetal.CurrentMaterialClass)
        Debug.Print("    Current thickness: " & swCostingSheetMetal.CurrentThickness)
        Debug.Print("    Material cost: " & swCostingSheetMetal.MaterialCost)
        Debug.Print("    Material cost from template: " & swCostingSheetMetal.MaterialCostFromTemplate)
        Debug.Print("    Type of blank size: " & swCostingSheetMetal.BlankSizeType)
        Debug.Print("    Blank area from model: " & swCostingSheetMetal.BlankAreaFromModel)
        Debug.Print("    Blank area, include any margins, from model: " & swCostingSheetMetal.FinalAreaFromModel)
        ' Get Costing features
        Debug.Print("Costing features:")
        swCostingFeat = swCostingAnalysis.GetFirstCostFeature
        While Not swCostingFeat Is Nothing
            Debug.Print("    Feature: " & swCostingFeat.Name)
"      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)
            swCostingSubFeat = swCostingFeat.GetFirstSubFeature
            While Not swCostingSubFeat Is Nothing
                Debug.Print("      Subfeature: " & swCostingSubFeat.Name)
"        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)
                swCostingNextSubFeat = swCostingSubFeat.GetNextFeature
                swCostingSubFeat = Nothing
                swCostingSubFeat = swCostingNextSubFeat
                swCostingNextSubFeat = Nothing
            End While
            swCostingNextFeat = swCostingFeat.GetNextFeature
            swCostingFeat = Nothing
            swCostingFeat = swCostingNextFeat
            swCostingNextFeat = Nothing
        End While
    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class

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