The use of several software tools in the gearbox design process is a common challenge for engineers. The rising need for simple communication between different CAE software is becoming a trend along with the Industry 4.0.
The COM (Component Object Model) that was developed by Microsoft offers the possibility for simple communication between different programs. KISSsoft software offers the COM Basic (Module CC1) and the COM Expert (Modules CC1 + CC2) interface modules to integrate KISSsoft into the engineering process chain.
The COM Basic Interface allows simple KISSsoft calculation calls and parameter transfers as well as KISSsoft results from external programs such as MS Excel, MATLAB, C++, PHP, Java, Python etc. The COM Expert Interface additionally allows more complex KISSsoft functions such as rough and fine sizing, contact analysis, etc. and output of the calculation results in simple text format.
To learn more about this topic, take part in the KISSsoft User Meeting International 2019 on October 23-24. The second day offers a workshop on the steering of KISSsoft via the COM interface using Python or Excel VBA and the basic commands such as reading and writing parameters as well as calling advanced KISSsoft functions.
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