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Get Spot Weld Connector Example (VB.NET)

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 primary interop assembly as a reference
'    (in the IDE, click Project > Add Reference > .NET > 
'    SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks > OK).

' 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 any changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Sub main()
        Dim COSMOSWORKS As Object
        Dim CWObject As CwAddincallback
        Dim ActDoc As CWModelDoc
        Dim StudyMngr As CWStudyManager
        Dim Study As CWStudy
        Dim CwMesh As CWMesh
        Dim Part As ModelDoc2
        Dim LBCMgr As CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
        Dim spotWeldConnector As CWSpotWeldConnector
        Dim longstatus As Integer, longwarnings As Integer
        Dim errCode As Integer
        Dim el As Double, tl As Double
        Part = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\Simulation Examples\car_model.sldasm", 2, 0, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
        If Part Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Failed to open C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\Simulation Examples\car_model.sldasm")
        ' Get SOLIDWORKS Simulation add-in
        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
        ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
        If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(SwApp, "No active document")
        StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
        If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(SwApp, "No CWStudyManager object")
        Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(0)
        If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(SwApp, "No CWStudy object")
        StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 0
        LBCMgr = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
        If LBCMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(SwApp, "No CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager object")
        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
        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(ByVal SwApp As SldWorks, ByVal Message As String)
        SwApp.SendMsgToUser2(Message, 0, 0)
        SwApp.RecordLine("'*** WARNING - General")
        SwApp.RecordLine("'*** " & Message)

    End Sub
    ''' <summary>
    ''' The SldWorks swApp variable is pre-assigned for you.
    ''' </summary>
    Public swApp As SldWorks
End Class



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