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CreateContactComponent Method (ICWContactManager)

Creates the component contact.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateContactComponent( _
   ByVal NContactType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal NOption As System.Integer, _
   ByVal DispEntity As System.Object, _
   ByRef ErrorCode As System.Integer _
) As CWContactComponent
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICWContactManager
Dim NContactType As System.Integer
Dim NOption As System.Integer
Dim DispEntity As System.Object
Dim ErrorCode As System.Integer
Dim value As CWContactComponent
value = instance.CreateContactComponent(NContactType, NOption, DispEntity, ErrorCode)
CWContactComponent CreateContactComponent( 
   System.int NContactType,
   System.int NOption,
   System.object DispEntity,
   out System.int ErrorCode
CWContactComponent^ CreateContactComponent( 
&   System.int NContactType,
&   System.int NOption,
&   System.Object^ DispEntity,
&   [Out] System.int ErrorCode



Type of contact component for:


Mesh compatibility as defined in swsMeshCompatibility_e

Component entity
  • 0 = Successful
  • 1 = Contact component cannot be created for this study type
  • 2 = Invalid contact type
  • 3 = Select one component or one body
  • 4 = Coefficient of friction must be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 1.0
  • 5 = Select only one solid body or component
  • 6 = At least one body or component is specified more than once
  • 7 = Free contact may not be specified for components that interfere with other components
  • 8 = Specified bodies for bonding or node to node contact condition are not touching other bodies

Return Value

Component contact

See Also


SolidWorks Simulation API 2008 SP1.0

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