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How to use API to make an animation through mate controller?

Question asked by Chiao Yang Chang on Jul 5, 2018

How to use API to make an animation through mate controller?

In SW2017, I want to use API to make an animation in a motion study by animation wizard which can import the mate controller setting.

Using Record Macro ,unfortunately, I can't find the key codes about mate controller api and codes about how to import mate controller setting into a motion study.

There are only codes about selection functions.

 

[Macro : Mate Controller Setting ]

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As Object
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

 

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Links-1@Assem", "COMPONENT", 0, 0, 0, False, 0, Nothing, 0)
Dim myComponent As Object
Set myComponent = Part.SelectionManager.GetSelectedObjectsComponent3(1, 0)
myComponent.Solving = 1
boolstatus = Part.EditRebuild3()
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Distance1@Links-1@Assem", "MATE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Distance2@Links-1@Assem", "MATE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("LimitAngle1@Links-1@Assem", "MATE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("LimitAngle2@Links-1@Assem", "MATE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)
Part.ClearSelection2 True
End Sub

 

[Macro : Mate Controller Setting ]

Option Explicit

Dim swApp As Object

Dim Part As Object
Dim boolstatus As Boolean
Dim longstatus As Long, longwarnings As Long

 

Sub main()

Set swApp = Application.SldWorks

Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc
Dim motionStudyMgr As Object
Set motionStudyMgr = Part.Extension.GetMotionStudyManager()
Dim myMotionStudy As Object
Set myMotionStudy = motionStudyMgr.GetMotionStudy("Motion Study 3")
boolstatus = myMotionStudy.Calculate()
End Sub

 

[Fig1. Mate Controller Setting]

Mate_Controller_Setting.png

 

[Fig2. Animation Wizard Setting]

Input_MateController_into_MotionStudy_Setting.png

 

[Fig3. Animation in Motion Study]

MotionStudy_Setting2.png

MotionStudy_Setting3.png

MotionStudy_Setting.png

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