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Create Plots and Get Values Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to get the translational displacement and velocity values for a selected face and how to plot these values.

'---------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Start SOLIDWORKS Premium, which includes SOLIDWORKS Motion.

' 2. In SOLIDWORKS:
'    a. Start the SOLIDWORKS Motion Study add-in
(click Tools >
'       Add-Ins > SOLIDWORKS Motion
).

'    b. Open public_documents\samples\tutorial\motionstudies\valve_cam.sldasm.
'    c. Click the 1200 Motion Study tab in the lower-left corner of
'       the MotionManager.
'    d. Select Motion Analysis in the Type of Study list at the
'       upper-left corner of the MotionManager.
' 3. In the IDE:
'    a. Add a reference to the SOLIDWORKS Motion Study primary interop assembly
'       (right-click the name of the project in the Project Explorer >
'       click Add Reference > browse to install_dir\api\redist\CLR2 >
'       click SolidWorks.Interop.swmotionstudy.dll).
'    b. Open the Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Selects two faces.
' 2. Calculates the motion analysis for the two selected faces.
' 3. Gets the translational displacement and translational velocity
'    values for the first selected face.
' 4. Creates plots of the translational displacement and translational
'    velocity.
' 5. Prints the names of the plot features to the Immediate window.
'
' NOTE: Because the assembly is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swmotionstudy
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub Main()

        
Dim swModel As ModelDoc2
        
Dim swSelMgr As SelectionMgr
        
Dim swModelDocExt As ModelDocExtension
        
Dim MotionMgr As MotionStudyManager
        
Dim MotionStudy As MotionStudy
        
Dim MotionStudyResults As CosmosMotionStudyResults
        
Dim status As Boolean
        Dim swSimPlotFeatureData As MotionPlotFeatureData
        
Dim swSimPlotXAxisFeatureData As MotionPlotAxisFeatureData
        
Dim swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0 To 1) As MotionPlotAxisFeatureData
        
Dim swFace(0 To 0) As Face2
        
Dim swFaceArray() As Object
        Dim swYAxisArray() As Object
        Dim PlotOutput As MotionPlotFeatureOutput
        
Dim swPlotFeature1 As Feature
        
Dim swPlotFeature2 As Feature
        
Dim swXData As Object
        Dim swYData As Object
        Dim nameYAxis(0 To 1) As String
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim j As Integer

        swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc
        swSelMgr = swModel.SelectionManager
        swModelDocExt = swModel.Extension

        
' Select the faces for which to calculate
        ' motion analysis, then calculate it and
        ' get the results
        swModel.ShowNamedView2("*Right", 4)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", 0.03426699306681, 0.03342024416822, 0.02599934303839, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        status = swModelDocExt.SelectByID2(
"", "FACE", 0.03047373686337, 0.006937653650944, 0.02566622869226, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
        MotionMgr = swModelDocExt.GetMotionStudyManager()
        MotionStudy = MotionMgr.GetMotionStudy(
"1200")
        status = MotionStudy.Calculate
        MotionStudyResults = MotionStudy.GetResults(4)

        
' Create a plot feature data and create the  x and y axes feature data
        swSimPlotFeatureData = MotionStudyResults.CreatePlotFeatureData()
        swSimPlotXAxisFeatureData = MotionStudyResults.CreatePlotXAxisFeatureData()
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0) = MotionStudyResults.CreatePlotYAxisFeatureData()
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(1) = MotionStudyResults.CreatePlotYAxisFeatureData()

        
' Set the type of plots
        nameYAxis(0) = "swMotionPlotAxisType_TRANS_DISP"
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0).Type = swMotionPlotAxisType_e.swMotionPlotAxisType_TRANS_DISP
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0).Component = 1
        nameYAxis(1) =
"swMotionPlotAxisType_TRANS_VELOCITY"
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(1).Type = swMotionPlotAxisType_e.swMotionPlotAxisType_TRANS_VELOCITY
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(1).Component = 1

        
' Get the entity whose motion you want analyzed
        swFace(0) = swSelMgr.GetSelectedObject6(1, -1)
        swFaceArray = swFace
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0).Entities = swFaceArray
        swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(1).Entities = swFaceArray

        
' Get the plot's x-axis and y-axes values
        swYAxisArray = swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData
        PlotOutput = MotionStudyResults.GetValues(swSimPlotFeatureData, swSimPlotXAxisFeatureData, (swYAxisArray))
        swXData = PlotOutput.GetXAxis()

        
' Print the x-axis values and the y-axis translational
        ' displacement values and the y-axes translational velocity
        ' values to the Immediate window
        Debug.Print("")
        
For i = 0 To UBound(swYAxisArray)
            Debug.Print(
"------ YAxis Type : " & nameYAxis(i))
            swYData = PlotOutput.GetYAxis(swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(i))
            
For j = 0 To UBound(swXData)
                 Debug.Print(" (x, y) : (" & Strings.Format(swXData(j) & ", " & swYData(j) & ")"))
            
Next j
        
Next i

        
' Insert and display the translational displacement plot
        swPlotFeature1 = MotionStudyResults.InsertPlotFeature(swSimPlotFeatureData, swSimPlotXAxisFeatureData, swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(0))
         Debug.Print("Name of plot feature: " & swPlotFeature1.Name)

        
' Insert and display the translational velocity plot
        swPlotFeature2 = MotionStudyResults.InsertPlotFeature(swSimPlotFeatureData, swSimPlotXAxisFeatureData, swSimPlotYAxisFeatureData(1))
         Debug.Print("Name of plot feature: " & swPlotFeature2.Name)


    
End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks


End
Class

 

 



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