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Create Results Equation Plot Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a results equation plot in a static study.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' 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. Click View > Locals Window.
' 4. Add a breakpoint to the line that begins with "EqnResultMinMax = ".
' 5. Add a breakpoint to the line that begins with "EqnResultEntire = ".
' 6. Open public_documents\Simulation Examples\tutor1.sldprt.
'
' Postconditions:
' 1. Activates Ready static study.
' 2. Meshes and runs the study.
' 3. Creates results equation plot, Equation1.
' 4. Press F8 to execute the current line.
' 5. Inspect local variable EqnResultMinMax to see the nodal minimum and maximum
'    for Equation1 for the entire model.
' 6. Press F8 to execute the current line.
' 7. Inspect local variable EqnResultEntire to see the nodal results
'    for Equation1 for the entire model.
' 8. Press F5 to complete the macro.
' 9. Inspect My Equation Plot in the graphics area.
'
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim SwApp As SldWorks.SldWorks

    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 CWMesh As CosmosWorksLib.CWMesh
    Dim CWResult As CosmosWorksLib.CWResults
    Dim PostPlot As CosmosWorksLib.CWPlot
      

    Dim errCode As Long
    Dim el As Double, tl As Double
   

    Dim sEqtn As String
    Dim sTitle As String
  

    If SwApp Is Nothing Then Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks
  

    Set CWAddinCallBack = SwApp.GetAddInObject("CosmosWorks.CosmosWorks")
    If CWAddinCallBack Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CWAddinCallBack object", True
    Set COSMOSWORKS = CWAddinCallBack.COSMOSWORKS
    If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No CosmosWorks object", True
   

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

    'Get Ready study
    Set StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
    If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No study manager object", True
    StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 0
    Set Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(0)
    If Study Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No study object", True

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

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

    'Get results
    Set CWResult = Study.Results
    If CWResult Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg SwApp, "No results", False
   

    'Create results equation plot
    sEqtn = """P1: 1st Principal Stress"" + ""P2: 2nd Principal Stress"" + ""P3: 3rd Principal Stress"""
    sTitle = "My Equation Plot"
   

    Set PostPlot = CWResult.CreateResultsEquationPlot(sEqtn, sTitle, False, swsUnitSI, 1, swsShellFace_Top, errCode)
 

    Dim EqnResultMinMax     As Variant
    Dim EqnResultEntire     As Variant
    EqnResultMinMax = CWResult.GetMinMaxResultsEquationValues(sEqtn, False, 0, 1, 0, errCode)
    EqnResultEntire = CWResult.GetResultsEquationValuesForEntities(sEqtn, False, 0, 1, 0, Nothing, errCode)

 

End Sub
 

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

 



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