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Create Simulation Gravity Feature Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a simulation gravity feature in a motion study.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:  
' 1. Verify that the specified model document exists.
' 2. In SOLIDWORKS, verify that View > MotionManager is selected.
' 3. In the IDE, click Tools > References and select
'    SOLIDWORKS version MotionStudy Type library.
' 4. Click OK.
' 5. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Adds Gravity to the MotionManager design tree on the Motion Study 1 tab.
' 2. Inspect the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere,
' do not save changes when closing it.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dim swApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim swModel As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim swModelDocExt As SldWorks.ModelDocExtension
Dim swMotionMgr As SwMotionStudy.MotionStudyManager
Dim swMotionStudy1 As SwMotionStudy.MotionStudy
Dim swGravityFeat As SldWorks.SimulationGravityFeatureData
Dim swFeat As SldWorks.Feature
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long
Option Explicit
Sub main()

    Set swApp = Application.SldWorks
   

    Set swModel = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\samples\tutorial\api\beam_boltconnection.sldasm", 2, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    swApp.ActivateDoc2 "beam_boltconnection", False, longstatus
    Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
   

    Set swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension


    Set swMotionMgr = swModelDocExt.GetMotionStudyManager()

    Set swMotionStudy1 = swMotionMgr.GetMotionStudy("Motion Study 1")

    If (swMotionStudy1 Is Nothing) Then
        Debug.Print "Motion Study 1 is not available"
    End If

    swMotionStudy1.StudyType = swMotionStudyType_e.swMotionStudyTypePhysicalSimulation

    ' Activate Motion Study 1
    swMotionStudy1.Activate

    ' Define feature data
    Set swGravityFeat = swMotionStudy1.CreateDefinition(swFmAEMGravity)

    If swGravityFeat Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print "Creation of feature data object failed"
    End If

    swGravityFeat.ReverseDirection = False
    swGravityFeat.Axis = 0
    swGravityFeat.Strength = 12

     ' Create feature
     Set swFeat = swMotionStudy1.CreateFeature(swGravityFeat)
   

    If swFeat Is Nothing Then
        Debug.Print "Creation of feature failed"
    Else
        Debug.Print "Name of the feature added: " & swFeat.Name
    End If

  
End Sub



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