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Apply Thermostat-controlled Heat Power for Transient Thermal Study Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to apply thermostat-controlled heat power for a transient thermal study.

'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Add the SolidWorks Simulation as an add-in
'    (in SolidWorks, click Tools > Add-ins > SolidWorks Simulation).
' 2. Add the SolidWorks Simulation primary interop assembly as
'    a reference (in the IDE's Project Explorer, right-click
'    the project name, select Add Reference, click the Browse tab,
'    navigate to the install_dir\api\redist\CLR2 folder and
'    select SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks.dll).
' 3. Modify path to solidworks materials.sldmat if needed.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' 5. Run the macro.
'
' Postconditions:

' 1.  Document is opened.
' 2.  Thermal study is created.
' 3.  Default thermal study results plot and plot options are defined.
' 4.  User-defined and SolidWorks materials are applied to components.
' 5.  Initial temperatures are assigned for assembly components.
' 6.  Thermostat location and the temperature range are assigned.
' 7.  Mesh is created.
' 8.  Analysis runs.
' 9.  Results (minimum and maximum temperatures) are returned.
' 10. Plots are generated.
' 11. Iso clipping is added to the Thermal1 plot.
' 12. Thermal1 results plot is saved as an eDrawings document in c:\temp.
' 13. Study is exported to the NASTRAN finite-element analysis program in c:\temp.
' 14. Study is renamed "TransientThermal".

'
' NOTES:
'  * To get persistent reference identifiers (PIDs) for model selections,
'    you can use
pidcollector.exe or IModelDocExtension::GetPersistReference3.
'  * Solving this study can take some time. Examine the Immediate window
'    to monitor the macro's progress. Done! indicates that the macro
'    has finished.
'  * Because this assembly document is used by a SolidWorks Simulation
'    online tutorial, do not save any changes when closing the
'    document.
'--------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Partial Class SolidWorksMacro

    
Public Sub main()

        
Dim COSMOSWORKS As CosmosWorks
        
Dim CWObject As CwAddincallback
        
Dim ActDoc As CWModelDoc
        
Dim StudyMngr As CWStudyManager
        
Dim Study As CWStudy
        
Dim SolidMgr As CWSolidManager
        
Dim SolidComp As CWSolidComponent
        
Dim SolidBody As CWSolidBody
        
Dim ThermalOptions As CWThermalStudyOptions
        
Dim CWConv As CWConvection
        
Dim CWHeatPower As CWHeatPower
        
Dim CwMesh As CWMesh
        
Dim CWResult As CWResults
        
Dim CWMat As CWMaterial
        
Dim CWTemp As CWTemperature
        
Dim Part As ModelDoc2
        
Dim LBCMgr As CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
        
Dim oselect1 As Object, oselect2 As Object, oselect3 As Object
        Dim oselect4 As Object, oselect5 As Object, oselect6 As Object
        Dim oselect7 As Object, oselect8 As Object, oselect9 As Object, oselect10 As Object
        Dim therm1 As Object
        Dim var1 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var2 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var3 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var4 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var5 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var6 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var7 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var8 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var9 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var10 As Object = Nothing
        Dim var11 As Object = Nothing
        Dim Temp As Object
        Dim bApp As Boolean
        Dim selection1 As String, selection2 As String, selection3 As String
        Dim selection4 As String, selection5 As String, selection6 As String
        Dim selection7 As String, selection8 As String, selection9 As String
        Dim selection10 As String, selection11 As String
        Dim longstatus As Integer, longwarnings As Integer
        Dim errCode As Integer
        Dim el As Double, tl As Double
        Dim nStep As Integer
        Dim res As Integer

        ' Open document
        Debug.Print("Opening document...")

        Part = swApp.OpenDoc6(
"C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\Simulation\Examples\Thermal\CoffeeJar.SLDASM", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_e.swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", longstatus, longwarnings)

        
If Part Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Failed to open document.", True)

        
' Get the SolidWorks Simulation add-in object
        CWObject = swApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")

        
If CWObject Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "CWObject object not found. ", True)

        COSMOSWORKS = CWObject.COSMOSWORKS

        
If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "COSMOSWORKS object not found.", True)

        
' Get active document
        ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()

        
If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No active document.", True)

        
' Add a default thermal study results plot
        res = ActDoc.AddDefaultThermalStudyPlot(swsThermalResultComponentTypes_e.swsThermalResultComponentTypes_TEMP, True)

        
' Set default thermal plot options
        ' Show maximum value annotation on the plot
        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionToggle(swsUserPreferenceToggle_e.swsPlotAnnotationShowMaxValue, True)
        Debug.Print(
"Show maximum value annotation on the plot? " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionToggle(swsUserPreferenceToggle_e.swsPlotAnnotationShowMaxValue))
        
' Set sub-folder option
        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionToggle(swsUserPreferenceToggle_e.swsResultFolderUnderSubFolder, True)
        Debug.Print(
"Set sub-folder option? " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionToggle(swsUserPreferenceToggle_e.swsResultFolderUnderSubFolder))
        
' Put results in sub-folder, "temp"
        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionStringValue(swsUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swsSolidWorksDocumentFolderSubFolderLocation, "temp")
        Debug.Print(
"Results in sub-folder, " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionStringValue(swsUserPreferenceStringValue_e.swsSolidWorksDocumentFolderSubFolderLocation))
        

        ' Set boundary settings option to translucent single color
        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionIntegerValue(swsUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swsPlotSettingsBoundaryOption,       swsPlotBoundarySettingsOptionValue_e.swsPlotBoundaryTranslucentSingleColor)
        Debug.Print(
"Boundary settings option as defined in swsPlotSettingsBoundaryOption is " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionIntegerValue(swsUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swsPlotSettingsBoundaryOption))
        ' Set boundary color; Red 1 is 0xFF0000 in http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm
        ' Reverse the hexadecimal (&H0000FF) in the call below

        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionIntegerValue(swsUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swsPlotBoundaryOptionTranslucentSingleColorSetting, &HFF)
        Debug.Print(
"Boundary color is " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionIntegerValue(swsUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swsPlotBoundaryOptionTranslucentSingleColorSetting))
        ' Set boundary transparency of translucent part color to 50%


        
' Set boundary transparency of translucent part color to 50%
        bApp = ActDoc.SetSimulationOptionDoubleValue(swsUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swsPlotBoundaryTransparency, 50.0#)
        Debug.Print(
"Transparency of boundary translucent part color is " & ActDoc.GetSimulationOptionDoubleValue(swsUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swsPlotBoundaryTransparency))

        
' Create new thermal study
        Debug.Print("Creating thermal study...")

        StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()

        
If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "StudyMngr object not there.", True)

        Study = StudyMngr.CreateNewStudy3(
"Thermal_One", swsAnalysisStudyType_e.swsAnalysisStudyTypeThermal, swsMeshType_e.swsMeshTypeSolid, errCode)

        
If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Study not created.", True)

        
' Get first solid component
        SolidMgr = Study.SolidManager

        
If SolidMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "SolidMgr object not there.", True)

        SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(0, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid component.", True)

        SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid body.", True)

        
' Add material
        CWMat = SolidBody.GetDefaultMaterial

        
If CWMat Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No default material.", True)

        CWMat.MaterialName =
"Coffee"

        Call CWMat.SetPropertyByName("DENS", 1000, 0)

        
Call CWMat.SetPropertyByName("KX", 40, 0)

        
Call CWMat.SetPropertyByName("C", 4200.0#, 0)

        errCode = SolidBody.SetSolidBodyMaterial(CWMat)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Solid body material not set.", True)

        
' Get second solid component
        SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(1, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid component.", True)

        SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid body.", True)

        
' Add material
        bApp = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial("C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\sldmaterials\solidworks materials.sldmat", "Glass")

        
If bApp = False Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No glass material applied.", True)

        
' Get third solid component
        SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(2, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid component.", True)

        SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No solid body.", True)

        
' Add material
        bApp = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial("C:\Program Files\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks\lang\english\sldmaterials\solidworks materials.sldmat", "Nylon 6/10")

        
If bApp = False Then ErrorMsg(swApp, " No Nylon 6/10 material applied.", True)

        
'Get components
        ' CoffeePot
        selection1 = "216,14,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,21,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,11,0,0,0"

        selection1 = selection1 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection1, var1)

        oselect1 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var1), longstatus)

        
' Coffee
        selection2 = "216,14,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0"

        selection2 = selection2 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection2, var2)

        oselect2 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var2), longstatus)

        
' Top
        selection3 = "216,14,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,15,84,0,111,0,112,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,13,0,0,0"

        selection3 = selection3 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection3, var3)

        oselect3 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var3), longstatus)

        
' Get the four coffee faces that make up the surface of coffee in the coffee pot
        selection4 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,6,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,126,253,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,57,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,10"

        selection4 = selection4 & "8,0,92,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,90,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,80,114,111,106,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,19,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection4 = selection4 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection4, var4)

        oselect4 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var4), longstatus)

        selection5 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,6,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,126,253,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,57,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,"

        selection5 = selection5 & "108,0,92,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,90,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,80,114,111,106,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,19,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,11,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection5 = selection5 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection5, var5)

        oselect5 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var5), longstatus)


        selection6 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,6,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,126,253,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,57,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,"

        selection6 = selection6 & "108,0,92,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,90,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,80,114,111,106,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,11,0,0,0,19,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection6 = selection6 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection6, var6)

        oselect6 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var6), longstatus)


        selection7 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,6,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,126,253,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,57,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,"

        selection7 = selection7 & "108,0,92,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,90,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,11,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,80,114,111,106,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,21,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,16,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection7 = selection7 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection7, var7)

        oselect7 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var7), longstatus)

        
' Get the selections for convection
        ' Top-outer face of coffee pot
        selection8 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,21,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,9,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,174,232,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,60,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,"

        selection8 = selection8 & "114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,108,0,92,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,46,0,83,0,76,0,68,0,80,0,82,0,84,0,153,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,3,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,2,0,0,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection8 = selection8 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection8, var8)

        oselect8 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var8), longstatus)

        
' Lower-outer face of coffee pot
        selection9 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,21,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,9,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,174,232,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,60,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,"

        selection9 = selection9 & "0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,108,0,92,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,46,0,83,0,76,0,68,0,80,0,82,0,84,0,153,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,2,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,3,0,0,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection9 = selection9 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection9, var9)

        oselect9 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var9), longstatus)

        
' Get the selections for heat power
        ' Vertex located on the top of the bottom face of the coffee pot
        selection10 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,18,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,106,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,12,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,86,101,114,116,101,120,82,101,102,95,99,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,8,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,80,114,111,106,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,"

        selection10 = selection10 & "1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,6,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,126,253,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,57,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,"

        selection10 = selection10 & "0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,108,0,92,0,99,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,90,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,18,0,109,111,80,76,105,110,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,"

        selection10 = selection10 & "110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,"

        selection10 = selection10 & "135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,"

        selection10 = selection10 & "5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,92,0,0,0,241,69,48,63,14,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,90,0,0,0,219,69,48,63,17,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,88,0,0,0,135,69,48,63,5,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,6,0,0,0,4,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection10 = selection10 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection10, var10)

        therm1 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var10), longstatus)

        
' Vertex where sensor (thermostat) is located
        selection11 = "216,14,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,21,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,74,0,97,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,14,0,109,111,79,98,106,70,105,108,101,68,101,102,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,9,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,174,232,47,63,11,128,255,254,255,60,67,0,58,0,92,0,67,0,79,0,83,0,77,0,79,0,83,0,68,0,111,0,99,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,95,0,102,0,111,0,114,0,67,0,117,0,115,0,116,0,111,0,109,0,101,0,"

        selection11 = selection11 & "114,0,115,0,92,0,84,0,104,0,101,0,114,0,109,0,97,0,108,0,92,0,67,0,111,0,102,0,102,0,101,0,101,0,80,0,111,0,116,0,46,0,83,0,76,0,68,0,80,0,82,0,84,0,153,14,28,65,0,0,0,0,2,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,1,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,39,0,0,0,234,237,47,63,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"

        selection11 = selection11 & ",Type=1"

        StringtoArray(selection11, var11)

        oselect10 = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((var11), longstatus)

        
' Create arrays
        Dim varArray1 As Object() = {oselect1, oselect3}

        
Dim varArray2 As Object() = {oselect2}

        
Dim varArray3 As Object() = {oselect4, oselect5, oselect6, oselect7}

        
Dim varArray4 As Object() = {oselect8, oselect9}

        
Dim varArray5 As Object() = {therm1}

        
Dim varArray6 As Object() = {oselect10}

        
' Set transient thermal study with solver type FFEPlus
        Debug.Print("Setting transient thermal study with solver type FFEPlus...")

        ThermalOptions = Study.ThermalStudyOptions

        Study.ThermalStudyOptions.SolutionType = 0

        
If ThermalOptions Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No ThermalOptions object.", False)

        ThermalOptions.SolverType = 2

        ThermalOptions.TotalTime = 3600

        ThermalOptions.TimeIncrement = 60

        
' Apply initial temperature to coffee pot and top
        Debug.Print("Applying initial temperature to coffee pot and top...")

        LBCMgr = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager

        
If LBCMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No Loads and Restraints manager.", False)

        CWTemp = LBCMgr.AddTemperature((varArray1), errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No temperature applied.", True)

        
Call CWTemp.TemperatureBeginEdit()

        CWTemp.TemperatureType = 0

        CWTemp.Unit = 1

        CWTemp.TemperatureValue = 72

        errCode = CWTemp.TemperatureEndEdit

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No temperature applied.", True)

        
' Apply initial temperature to coffee
        Debug.Print("Applying initial temperature to coffee...")

        CWTemp = LBCMgr.AddTemperature((varArray2), errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No temperature applied.", True)

        
Call CWTemp.TemperatureBeginEdit()

        CWTemp.TemperatureType = 0

        CWTemp.Unit = 1

        CWTemp.TemperatureValue = 195

        errCode = CWTemp.TemperatureEndEdit

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No temperature applied.", True)

        
' Create convection for coffee component
        Debug.Print("Creating convection for coffee component...")

        CWConv = LBCMgr.AddConvection((varArray3), errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No convection added.", True)

        
Call CWConv.ConvectionBeginEdit()

        CWConv.Unit = 1

        CWConv.ConvectionCoefficient = 0.0000085

        CWConv.BulkAmbientTemperature = 72

        errCode = CWConv.ConvectionEndEdit

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Convection end-edit failed for coffee.", True)

        
' Create convection for coffee pot component
        Debug.Print("Creating convection for coffee pot component...")

        CWConv = LBCMgr.AddConvection((varArray4), errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No convection added.", True)

        
Call CWConv.ConvectionBeginEdit()

        CWConv.Unit = 1

        CWConv.ConvectionCoefficient = 0.000061

        CWConv.BulkAmbientTemperature = 72

        errCode = CWConv.ConvectionEndEdit

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Convection end-edit failed for coffee pot.", True)

        
' Create heat power for face
        Debug.Print("Creating heat power for face...")

        CWHeatPower = LBCMgr.AddHeatPower((varArray6), errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No heat power created.", True)

        
Call CWHeatPower.HeatPowerBeginEdit()

        CWHeatPower.Unit = 0

        CWHeatPower.HPValue = 2000

        
' Set thermostat to a vertex
        Debug.Print("Setting thermostat to a vertex...")

        CWHeatPower.IncludeThermostat =
True

        Call CWHeatPower.SetThermostat(therm1)

        CWHeatPower.ThermostatUnits = 1

        
Call CWHeatPower.SetCutOffTemperatures(190, 200)

        errCode = CWHeatPower.HeatPowerEndEdit

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Heat power not updated.", True)

        
' Create mesh
        Debug.Print("Creating mesh...")

        CwMesh = Study.Mesh

        
If CwMesh Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No mesh object.", False)

        CwMesh.Quality = 1

        
Call CwMesh.GetDefaultElementSizeAndTolerance(0, el, tl)

        errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, el, tl)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Mesh failed.", True)

        
' Run analysis
        Debug.Print("Running analysis...")

        errCode = Study.RunAnalysis

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Analysis failed.", True)

        
' Get results
        Debug.Print("Getting results...")

        CWResult = Study.Results

        
If CWResult Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No result object.", False)

        
' Get temperature at vertex
        Debug.Print("Getting temperature at vertex...")

        nStep = CWResult.GetMaximumAvailableSteps

        Temp = CWResult.GetThermalForEntities(0, nStep,
Nothing, (varArray5), 2, errCode)

        
If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No temperature result.", True)

        
Dim varVals As Object() = {1264}

        
' View surfaces in the Thermal1 plot at 1264 Kelvin
        res = CWResult.AddIsoClippingToPlot("Thermal1", 1, varVals, False, True)

        
' Save plots as eDrawings
        CWResult.SavePlotsAseDrawings("c:\temp", "ThermalPlot", "Thermal1")

        
' Export this study to the NASTRAN finite-element analysis program
        res = Study.ExportSimulationStudy("c:\temp", "ThermalStudyExport", swsNastranExportOption_e.swsNastranExportOption_LongFixed, 0, 0, swsStudyExportOption_e.swsStudyExportOption_Nastran, swsNastranExportUnit_e.swsNastranExportUnit_IPS)

        
' Rename the study
        res = StudyMngr.RenameStudyFromName("Thermal_One", "TransientThermal")

        Debug.Print(
"Done!")

    
End Sub

    ' Error routine
    Private Sub ErrorMsg(ByVal swApp As SldWorks, ByVal Message As String, ByVal EndTest As Boolean)

        swApp.SendMsgToUser2(Message, 0, 0)

        swApp.RecordLine(
"'*** WARNING - General")

        swApp.RecordLine(
"'*** " & Message)

        swApp.RecordLine(
"")

    
End Sub

    ' Parse string into array
    Private Sub StringtoArray(ByVal inputSTR As String, ByRef varEntity As Object)

        
Dim PID() As Byte

        Dim i As Integer

        varEntity = Split(inputSTR, ",")

        
ReDim PID(UBound(varEntity))

        
For i = 0 To (UBound(varEntity) - 1)

            PID(i) = varEntity(i)

        
Next i

        varEntity = PID

    
End Sub


    Public swApp As SldWorks


End Class

 



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