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Set Composite Shell Options Example (VB.NET)

This example shows how to set composite shell options.

' 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. Verify that the specified material library exists.
' 4. Verify that the specified model document exists.
' Postconditions:
' 1. Opens the model.
' 2. Activates Ready - 8 plies.
' 3. Sets composite shell options.
' 4. Meshes the model.
' 5. Analyzes the study.
' NOTE: Because the model is used elsewhere, do not save changes.
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.sldworks
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.swconst
Imports SolidWorks.Interop.cosworks
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices
Imports System
Partial Class SolidWorksMacro
    Dim COSMOSWORKS As CosmosWorks
    Dim COSMOSObject As CwAddincallback
    Dim ActDoc As CWModelDoc
    Dim StudyMngr As CWStudyManager
    Dim Study As CWStudy
    Dim Shell As CWShell
    Dim Mesh As CWMesh
    Dim StaticOptions As CWStaticStudyOptions
    Dim Part As ModelDoc2
    Dim ShellMgr As CWShellManager
    Dim CWShellOptions As CWCompositeShellOptions
    Dim m As Integer
    Dim errCode As Integer
    Dim longstatus As Integer, longwarnings As Integer
    Dim bApp As Boolean
    Dim j As Integer
    Const MeshEleSize As Double = 1.4769
    Const MeshTol As Double = 0.073847
    Sub main()
        COSMOSObject = swApp.GetAddInObject("CosmosWorks.CosmosWorks")
        If COSMOSObject Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Simulation add-in not loaded")
        If COSMOSWORKS Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No COSMOSWORKS object")
        Part = swApp.OpenDoc6("C:\Users\Public\Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2017\Simulation Examples\Composites\tjoint.SLDPRT", swDocumentTypes_e.swDocPART, 2, "", longstatus, longwarnings)
        If Part Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "Failed to open tjoint.SLDPRT")
        ActDoc = COSMOSWORKS.ActiveDoc()
        If ActDoc Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No active document")
        StudyMngr = ActDoc.StudyManager()
        If StudyMngr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No study manager")
        StudyMngr.ActiveStudy = 1
        Study = StudyMngr.GetStudy(1)
        ShellMgr = Study.ShellManager
        If ShellMgr Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No shell manager")
        Shell = ShellMgr.GetShellAt(0, errCode)
        If errCode <> 0 Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No shell")
        bApp = Shell.SetLibraryMaterial("C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english\sldmaterials\solidworks materials.sldmat""Alloy Steel")
        Shell.Formulation = 2
        CWShellOptions = Shell.CompositeOptions
        If CWShellOptions Is Nothing Then ErrorMsg(swApp, "No composite shell options")
        CWShellOptions.Symmetric = 0
        CWShellOptions.RotateZeroDegreeReference = 0
        CWShellOptions.MappingType = 0
        CWShellOptions.Symmetric = 0
        CWShellOptions.Sandwich = 0
        CWShellOptions.PlyRelativeAngle = 0
        CWShellOptions.LengthUnit = 4
        CWShellOptions.AllPliesSameMaterial = 1
        m = CWShellOptions.GetTotalPlies()
        For j = 0 To m - 1
            errCode = CWShellOptions.SetPlyParameters2(j + 1, 0.1 * (j + 1), 0.05 * j, "solidworks materials", "Cast Stainless Steel")
        Next j
        Mesh = Study.Mesh
        Mesh.MesherType = 0
        Mesh.Quality = 0
        errCode = Study.CreateMesh(0, MeshEleSize, MeshTol)
        StaticOptions = Study.StaticStudyOptions
        StaticOptions.SolverType = 2
        'Run analysis
        errCode = Study.RunAnalysis
    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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