COM Basic and Expert Interface in KISSsoft

May 29, 2019

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. Our 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.

If you want to learn more about this topic, take part in our KUM International 2019 on the 23rd to 24th of October. On the second day, we offer you a workshop: 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. So save your place and be a part of the KISSsoft User Meeting 2019!