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Get Spot Weld Connector Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get the properties of a spot weld connector.

' 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 the specified part exists.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the specified part.
' 2. Activates the Ready study.
' 3. Prints properties of Spot Weld Connector-1 to the Immediate window.
' 4. Meshes the model.
' 5. Analyzes Ready.
' 6. Inspect the Immediate window, the Simulation study tree, and the
'    graphics area.
' NOTE: Because the part is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim SwApp As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim COSMOSWORKS As Object
    Dim CWObject As CosmosWorksLib.CwAddincallback
    Dim ActDoc As CosmosWorksLib.CWModelDoc
    Dim StudyMngr As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudyManager
    Dim Study As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudy
    Dim CwMesh As CosmosWorksLib.CwMesh
    Dim Part As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim LBCMgr As CosmosWorksLib.CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
    Dim spotWeldConnector As CosmosWorksLib.CWSpotWeldConnector
    Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long
    Dim errCode As Long
    Dim el As Double, tl As Double

    If SwApp Is Nothing Then Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks
    Set Part = SwApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\Simulation Examples\car_model.sldasm", 2, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)

    ' Get SOLIDWORKS Simulation add-in
    Set CWObject = SwApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")
    If CWObject Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get the Simulation add-in"
    If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Failed to get CosmosWorks"

    ' Get active document
    Set ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
    If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No active document"

    Set StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
    If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CWStudyManager object"
    Set Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(0)
    If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CWWtudy object"

    StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 0

    Set LBCMgr = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
    If LBCMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CWLoadsAndRestraintsManagerobject"

    Set spotWeldConnector = LBCMgr.GetLoadsAndRestraints(2, errCode)
    Debug.Print "Spot Weld Connector-1"
    Debug.Print "  Source entity count: " & spotWeldConnector.GetSourceEntityCount
    Debug.Print "  Target entity count: " & spotWeldConnector.GetTargetEntityCount
    Debug.Print "  Location count: " & spotWeldConnector.GetSpotWeldLocationCount
    Debug.Print "  Diameter: " & spotWeldConnector.SpotWeldDiameterValue
    Debug.Print "  Diameter units as defined in swsLinearUnit_e: " & spotWeldConnector.SpotWeldDiameterUnit

    ' Mesh model
    Set CwMesh = Study.Mesh
    If CwMesh Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CWMesh object"
    CwMesh.Quality = 1
    Call CwMesh.GetDefaultElementSizeAndTolerance(0, el, tl)
    errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, el, tl)
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Mesh failed"

    ' Run analysis
    errCode = Study.RunAnalysis
    If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "Analysis failed with error code 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



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