10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2017 8:02 AM by Mike Lilin

    C# Standalone Application SLDDRW to PDF

    David Morton



      I need add code to our in house ERP which will convert our SLDDRW drawing files to PDF's.

      It needs to run on computers which do not have Solidworks installed.


      I haven't got Solidworks installed on my development box.

      When I try to create an instance of solidworks using


      SldWorks swApplication = (SldWorks)Activator.CreateInstance(Type.GetTypeFromProgID("SldWorks.Application"));

      I get a null reference from the Get type.


      I installed a copy of Solidworks that are design guys are using and the error disappears.

      But when I install my application to another computer it comes back.


      I think I'm missing something here, any help would be very much appreciated