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Add Bearing Load Example (VBA)

This example shows how to add a bearing load to a static study and get its properties.

NOTE: To get persistent reference identifiers (PIDs) for model selections, you can use pidcollector.exe or IModelDocExtension::GetPersistReference3.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation as an add-in (in SOLIDWORKS, click
'    Tools > Add-ins > SOLIDWORKS Simulation > OK).
' 2. Add the SOLIDWORKS Simulation type library as a reference (in the IDE,
'    click Tools > References > SOLIDWORKS Simulation version type library).
' 3. Ensure that the specified model document exists.
' 4. Ensure that the specified material library exists.
' 5. Open an Immediate window.
'
' Postconditions:
'  1. Opens the specified model document.
'  2. Inserts Axis2 in the FeatureManager design tree.
'  3. Inserts Coordinate System1 in the FeatureManager design tree.
'  4. Creates new study, Static1.
'  5. Applies AISI 1020 steel to the solid bodies in the model.
'  6. Adds BearingLoads-1 to Static1.
'  7. Adds Link Connector-1 to Static1.
'  8. Prints the properties of BearingLoads-1 to the Immediate window.
'  9. Meshes the bodies in the model.
' 10. Sets the study options for Static1.
' 11. Analyzes Static1.
' 12. Inspect the Immediate window, FeatureManager design tree, and
'     Simulation study tree.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Option Explicit

Dim SwApp           As SldWorks.SldWorks
Dim Part            As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
Dim coordSys        As SldWorks.Feature
Dim COSMOSWORKS     As CosmosWorksLib.COSMOSWORKS
Dim CWAddinCallBack As CosmosWorksLib.CWAddinCallBack
Dim ActDoc          As CosmosWorksLib.CWModelDoc
Dim StudyMngr       As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudyManager
Dim Study           As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudy
Dim SolidMgr        As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidManager
Dim SolidComp       As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidComponent
Dim SolidBody       As CosmosWorksLib.CWSolidBody
Dim LBCMgr          As CosmosWorksLib.CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
Dim CWBearingLoad   As CosmosWorksLib.CWBearingLoad
Dim CWLinkConnector As CosmosWorksLib.CWLinkConnector
Dim errCode         As Long
Dim boolstatus      As Boolean
Dim longstatus      As Long, longwarnings As Long
Dim StaticOptions   As CosmosWorksLib.CWStaticStudyOptions
Dim DispArray1      As Object, Vert1 As Object, Vert2 As Object
Dim DispArray2      As Variant

Const MeshEleSize   As Double = 4.48279654351123
Const MeshTol       As Double = 0.224139827175561
Const Tol1          As Double = 0.05

Sub main()

    Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks

    Set Part = SwApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\Simulation Examples\Educational Examples\spider.sldasm", swDocASSEMBLY, swOpenDocOptions_Silent, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
    Set Part = SwApp.ActiveDoc
   

    'Create Axis2
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "FACE", 7.3775062512027E-03, 6.02478435399689E-03, 5.37262605714091E-02, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.InsertAxis2(True)
   

    'Create Coordinate System1
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("", "EDGE", 2.52708736488216E-03, 0.03884014356629, -1.55712463055693E-02, False, 2, Nothing, 0)
    boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Axis2", "AXIS", 0, 0, 0, True, 8, Nothing, 0)

    Set coordSys = Part.FeatureManager.InsertCoordinateSystem(False, False, False)

    Dim PIDCollection   As New Collection
    Set PIDCollection = PIDInitializer()
   

    Dim strMaterialLib  As String
    strMaterialLib = SwApp.GetExecutablePath & "\lang\english\sldmaterials\solidworks materials.sldmat"
   

    Set DispArray1 = SelectByPID(Part, "selection1", PIDCollection) ' coordinate system
    DispArray2 = Array(SelectByPID(Part, "selection2", PIDCollection)) ' cylindrical face

    Set Vert1 = SelectByPID(Part, "selection3", PIDCollection) ' link connector first location
    Set Vert2 = SelectByPID(Part, "selection4", PIDCollection) ' link connector second location
 

    Set CWAddinCallBack = SwApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")
    If CWAddinCallBack Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get Simulation add-in"
    Set COSMOSWORKS = CWAddinCallBack.COSMOSWORKS
    If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get COSMOSWORKS"

    Set ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
    If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get active document"
   

    'Create new static study
    Set StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
    If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get the study manager"
    Set Study = StudyMngr.CreateNewStudy3("Static1", swsAnalysisStudyType_e.swsAnalysisStudyTypeStatic, 0, errCode)
    If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create new study"

    'Add materials
    Set SolidMgr = Study.SolidManager
    If SolidMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid manager"
    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"
   

    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(1, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"

    Set SolidComp = SolidMgr.GetComponentAt(2, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get component"
    Set SolidBody = SolidComp.GetSolidBodyAt(0, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get solid body"
    boolstatus = SolidBody.SetLibraryMaterial(strMaterialLib, "AISI 1020")
    If boolstatus = False Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to apply material"
  

    'Add a bearing load
    Set LBCMgr = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
    If LBCMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get the loads and restraints manager"

    Set CWBearingLoad = LBCMgr.AddBearingLoad(DispArray1, (DispArray2), errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create a bearing load"
   

    CWBearingLoad.BearingLoadBeginEdit
    CWBearingLoad.Direction = 1
    CWBearingLoad.YDirectionValue = 1
    CWBearingLoad.BearingLoadEndEdit

    Debug.Print "Bearing load properties:"
    Debug.Print "  Unit system as defined in swsUnit_e: " & CWBearingLoad.BearingLoadUnit
    Debug.Print "  Distribution type as defined in swsBearingLoadDistributionType_e: " & CWBearingLoad.DistributionType
    Debug.Print "  Use time curve? (0 = no, 1 = yes): " & CWBearingLoad.UseTimeCurve
    Debug.Print "  Bearing load values:"
    Debug.Print "    X direction: " & CWBearingLoad.XDirectionValue
    Debug.Print "       Reverse? (0 = no, 1 = yes): " & CWBearingLoad.XDirectionReverse
    Debug.Print "    Y direction: " & CWBearingLoad.YDirectionValue
    Debug.Print "       Reverse? (0 = no, 1 = yes): " & CWBearingLoad.YDirectionReverse
 

    'Add a link connector
    Set CWLinkConnector = LBCMgr.AddLinkConnector(Vert1, Vert2, errCode)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to add a link connector"
 

    'Create mesh
    Dim CWMeshObj As CosmosWorksLib.CWMesh
    Set CWMeshObj = Study.Mesh
    If CWMeshObj Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create mesh object"
    CWMeshObj.MesherType = 0
    CWMeshObj.Quality = 0
    errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, MeshEleSize, MeshTol)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to create mesh"
    Set CWMeshObj = Nothing
   

    'Static study options
    Set StaticOptions = Study.StaticStudyOptions
    If StaticOptions Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get static study options"
    StaticOptions.SolverType = 1
    StaticOptions.UseSoftSpring = 1
    StaticOptions.LargeDisplacement = 0
 

    Debug.Print "    Flow/Thermal Effects:"
    Debug.Print "       Thermal options:"
    Debug.Print "          Temperature source as defined in swsThermalOption_e: " & StaticOptions.ThermalResults
    Debug.Print "          Temperature source:"
    If StaticOptions.ThermalResults = 1 Then
        Debug.Print "          Thermal study: " & StaticOptions.ThermalStudyName
       
Debug.Print "              Time step (for transient thermal study only): " & StaticOptions.TimeStep
    ElseIf StaticOptions.ThermalResults = 2 Then
        Debug.Print "               SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation results file " & StaticOptions.FlowTemperatureFile
    Else
        Debug.Print "               The current model"
    End If

    Debug.Print "       Fluid pressure option:"
    Debug.Print "          Import fluid pressure loads from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation? (1=yes, 0=no): " & StaticOptions.CheckFlowPressure
    If StaticOptions.CheckFlowPressure = 1 Then
        Debug.Print "           SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation results file: " & StaticOptions.FlowPressureFile
        Debug.Print "           Use reference pressure offset from Flow Simulation? (1=yes, 0=no): " & StaticOptions.ReferencePressureOption
        If StaticOptions.ReferencePressureOption = 0 Then
            Debug.Print "             Reference pressure offset: " & StaticOptions.DefinedReferencePressure
        End If
        Debug.Print "          Run as legacy study and import only the normal component of the pressure load? (1=yes, 0=no): " & StaticOptions.CheckRunAsLegacy
    End If
 

    'Run analysis
    errCode = Study.RunAnalysis
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Analysis failed with error as defined in swsRunAnalysisError_e: " & errCode

End Sub
 

Sub ErrorMsg(SwApp As SldWorks.SldWorks, Message As String)
    SwApp.SendMsgToUser2 Message, 0, 0
    SwApp.RecordLine "'*** WARNING - General"
    SwApp.RecordLine "'*** " & Message
    SwApp.RecordLine ""
End Sub
 

Function SelectByPID(Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2, PIDName As String, PIDCollection As Collection) As Object

    Dim PID()       As Byte
    Dim PIDVariant  As Variant
    Dim PIDString   As String
    Dim i           As Long
    Dim SelObj      As Object

    'Get the string from the collection
    PIDString = ""
    PIDString = PIDCollection.Item(PIDName)

    'Parse the string into an array
    PIDVariant = Split(PIDString, ",")
    ReDim PID(UBound(PIDVariant))

    'Change to a byte array
    For i = 0 To (UBound(PIDVariant) - 1)
        PID(i) = PIDVariant(i)
    Next i

    'Select the entity
    Set SelObj = Part.Extension.GetObjectByPersistReference3((PID), errCode)
    Set SelectByPID = SelObj
    Set SelObj = Nothing
   

End Function

Function PIDInitializer() As Collection

    Dim PIDCollection As New Collection
    Dim selection1 As String
    Dim selection2 As String
    Dim selection3 As String
    Dim selection4 As String

    'Coordinate system
    selection1 = "181,35,0,0,1,0,0,0,255,254,255,0,0,0,0,0,35,2,0,0"
    selection1 = selection1 & ",Type=1"

    'Cylindrical face
    selection2 = "64,31,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,14,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,10,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,11,0,109,111,70,97,99,101,82,101,102,95,99,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,0,3,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,97,67,0,58,0,92,0,80,0,114,0,111,0,103,0,114,0,97,0,109,0,32,0,70,0,105,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,32,0,67,0,111,0,114,0,112,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,92,0,83,0,105,0,109,0,117,0,108,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,100,0,117,0,99,0,97,0,11"
    selection2 = selection2 & "6,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,97,0,108,0,32,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,9,128,255,254,255,5,115,0,104,0,97,0,102,0,116,0,2,0,0,155,126,163,53,0,165,25,208,59,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,63,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,7,50,149,70,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,1,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,20,0,109,111,69,110,100,70,97,99,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,1,0,0,0,255,255,255,255,0,0,12,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,12,0,0,0,171,126,163,53,0,0,0,0,255,255,255,255,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"
    selection2 = selection2 & ",Type=1"

    'Vertex 1
    selection3 = "189,35,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,15,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,9,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,86,101,114,116,101,120,82,101,102,95,99,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,3,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,19,0,109,111,70,105,108,108,101,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,98,67,0,58,0,92,0,80,0,114,0,111,0,103,0,114,0,97,0,109,0,32,0,70,0,105,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,32,0,67,0,111,0,114,0,112,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,92,0,83,0,105,0,109,0,117,0,108,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,69,0,100,0"
    selection3 = selection3 & ",117,0,99,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,97,0,108,0,32,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,9,128,255,254,255,6,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,2,0,0,149,119,163,53,255,254,255,0,0,184,241,44,76,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,142,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,50,149,70,141,0,0,0,83,107,166,53,4,0,0,0,3,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,139,0,0,0,68,107,166,53,4,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,20,0,109,111,69,110,100,70,97,99,101,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,28,0,0,0,119,124,163,53,0,0,0,0,255,255,255,255,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"
    selection3 = selection3 & ",Type=1"

    'Vertex 2
    selection4 = "189,35,0,0,3,0,0,0,255,254,255,15,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,45,0,49,0,64,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,4,0,0,0,16,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,9,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,86,101,114,116,101,120,82,101,102,95,99,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,255,3,0,0,0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,125,195,148,37,173,73,178,84,0,0,255,255,1,0,23,0,109,111,70,114,111,109,83,107,116,69,110,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,255,255,1,0,6,0,109,111,70,82,95,99,255,255,1,0,13,0,109,111,69,120,116,79,98,106,101,99,116,95,99,255,255,1,0,17,0,109,111,67,83,116,114,105,110,103,72,97,110,100,108,101,95,99,255,254,255,98,67,0,58,0,92,0,80,0,114,0,111,0,103,0,114,0,97,0,109,0,32,0,70,0,105,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,32,0,67,0,111,0,114,0,112,0,92,0,83,0,79,0,76,0,73,0,68,0,87,0,79,0,82,0,75,0,83,0,92,0,83,0,105,0,109,0,117,0,108,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,92,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0"
    selection4 = selection4 & ",92,0,69,0,100,0,117,0,99,0,97,0,116,0,105,0,111,0,110,0,97,0,108,0,32,0,69,0,120,0,97,0,109,0,112,0,108,0,101,0,115,0,92,0,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,46,0,115,0,108,0,100,0,112,0,114,0,116,0,9,128,255,254,255,6,115,0,112,0,105,0,100,0,101,0,114,0,2,0,0,149,119,163,53,255,254,255,0,0,184,241,44,76,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5,0,0,0,255,254,255,7,68,0,101,0,102,0,97,0,117,0,108,0,116,0,142,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,13,50,149,70,28,0,0,0,119,124,163,53,6,0,0,0,255,255,1,0,19,0,109,111,70,105,108,108,101,116,83,117,114,102,73,100,82,101,112,95,99,0,0,5,128,8,0,141,0,0,0,83,107,166,53,5,0,0,0,12,128,0,0,5,128,8,0,139,0,0,0,68,107,166,53,5,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0"
    selection4 = selection4 & ",Type=1"

    'Store constants in a collection
    PIDCollection.Add selection1, "selection1"
    PIDCollection.Add selection2, "selection2"
    PIDCollection.Add selection3, "selection3"
    PIDCollection.Add selection4, "selection4"

 

    Set PIDInitializer = PIDCollection
   

End Function

 

 



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