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Create Trend Tracker Example (VBA)

This example shows how to create a Trend Tracker for 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. Copy public_documents\tutorial\api\tjoint.sldprt to another name and replace
'    file_name in the code with the new name.
' 4. Open the Immediate window.
' Postconditions:
'  1. Opens the model document.
'  2. Gets the static study.
'  3. Meshes the model.
'  4. Sets the solver type.
'  5. Analyzes the study.
'  6. Click Yes if asked to save the model.
'  7. Adds Trend Tracker to the Simulation study tree.
'  8. Sets the baseline of Trend Tracker to the current results.
'  9. Deletes Pressure-1.
' 10. Meshes the model and analyzes the study.
' 11. Appends new results to Trend Tracker.
' 12. Inspect Trend Tracker (-Iteration 2-) to verify that the Simulation study
'     tree contains:
'     * Trend Journal
'     * Mass1
'     * Stress1
'     * Displacement1
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.

Option Explicit

Sub main()

    Dim SwApp           As SldWorks.SldWorks
    Dim Part            As SldWorks.ModelDoc2
    Dim fileName        As String
    Dim errors          As Long
    Dim warnings        As Long
    Dim errCode         As Long
    Dim CWAddinCallBack As CosmosWorksLib.CWAddinCallBack
    Dim ActDoc          As CosmosWorksLib.CWModelDoc
    Dim StudyMngr       As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudyManager
    Dim Study           As CosmosWorksLib.CWStudy
    Dim StaticOptions   As CosmosWorksLib.CWStaticStudyOptions
    Dim trendTracker    As CosmosWorksLib.CWTrendTracker
    Dim LARManager      As CosmosWorksLib.CWLoadsAndRestraintsManager
    Dim CWFeatObj       As CosmosWorksLib.CWMesh

    Const MeshEleSize       As Double = 1.4769 'mm
    Const MeshTol           As Double = 0.073847 'mm

    Set SwApp = Application.SldWorks
    If SwApp Is Nothing Then Exit Sub

    fileName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\tutorial\api\file_name.sldprt"
    Set Part = SwApp.OpenDoc6(fileName, swDocPART, 1, "", errors, warnings)

    Set CWAddinCallBack = SwApp.GetAddInObject("SldWorks.Simulation")

    Set ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()

    Set StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
    Set Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(0)
    StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 0

    Set CWFeatObj = Study.Mesh
    CWFeatObj.MesherType = 0
    CWFeatObj.Quality = 0
    errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, MeshEleSize, MeshTol)
    Set CWFeatObj = Nothing

    'Set solver type to FFEPlus
    Set StaticOptions = Study.StaticStudyOptions
    StaticOptions.SolverType = 2

    'Run analysis
    errCode = Study.RunAnalysis

    'Add Trend Tracker
    Set trendTracker = Study.CreateTrendTracker(errCode)

    'Set baseline of Trend Tracker to current results
    errCode = trendTracker.SetBaseLine

    'Delete a load
    Set LARManager = Study.LoadsAndRestraintsManager
    LARManager.DeleteLoadsAndRestraints ("Pressure-1")


    'Delete Trend Tracker
    'errCode = Study.DeleteTrendTracker

End Sub



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