AxisVM like many other Windows applications supports the Microsoft COM technology making its operations available for external programs. Programs implementing a COM server register their COM classes in the Windows Registry providing interface information.
Any external program can get these descriptions, read object properties or call the functions provided through the interface. A program can launch AxisVM, build models, run calculations and get the results through the AxisVM COM server. This is the best way to:
• build and analyse parametric models,
• find solutions with iterative methods,
• build specific design extension modules.
DLL modules placed in the Plugins folder of AxisVM are automatically included in the Plugins menu imitating the subfolder structure of the Plugins folder. See section AxisVM COM plugin for more info on the subject.
Similarly, DLL modules placed in the Addons folder of AxisVM are automatically loaded with AxisVM. Addons icon is shown on the specified AxisVM toolbar. See the section in the reference Guide AxisVM COM addon for more info on the subject.