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CreateContactSet2 Method (ICWContactManager)

Creates a contact set.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateContactSet2( _
   ByVal NContactSetType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal NSelectionType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal ArraySourceEntities As System.Object, _
   ByVal ArrayTargetEntities As System.Object, _
   ByRef ErrorCode As System.Integer _
) As CWContactSet
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICWContactManager
Dim NContactSetType As System.Integer
Dim NSelectionType As System.Integer
Dim ArraySourceEntities As System.Object
Dim ArrayTargetEntities As System.Object
Dim ErrorCode As System.Integer
Dim value As CWContactSet
value = instance.CreateContactSet2(NContactSetType, NSelectionType, ArraySourceEntities, ArrayTargetEntities, ErrorCode)
CWContactSet CreateContactSet2( 
   System.int NContactSetType,
   System.int NSelectionType,
   System.object ArraySourceEntities,
   System.object ArrayTargetEntities,
   out System.int ErrorCode
CWContactSet^ CreateContactSet2( 
&   System.int NContactSetType,
&   System.int NSelectionType,
&   System.Object^ ArraySourceEntities,
&   System.Object^ ArrayTargetEntities,
&   [Out] System.int ErrorCode



Type of contact set for:



  • Bonded. Source and target entities are bonded.  

  • Shrink fit. Select faces from two components that are initially interfering with each other.

  • Free (no interaction).  The program treats source and target faces as disjointed. Do not use this option unless you are sure that loads will not cause interference. Plot the deformed shape with a scale factor of 1.0 to check for interference.

  • Virtual wall. Available for static studies only. This contact type defines contact between the source entities and a virtual wall defined by a target plane. The target plane may be rigid or flexible. You can define friction between.

  • Insulated. Available for thermal studies only. This option is similar to the Free (no interaction) option for structural studies.  The program prevents heat flow due to conduction through the source and target entities.

  • Thermal resistance. Available for thermal studies only. This option allows you to specify thermal resistance between source and target faces.


Type of selection as defined in swsSelectionType_e

Array of source entities
Array of target faces

Error code as defined in swsContactSetError_e

Return Value

Contact set



Contact set definitions override global and component contact definitions. Component contact definitions override global contact definitions.

See Also


SolidWorks Simulation API 2010 SP0

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