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C# Standalone Application SLDDRW to PDF

Question asked by David Morton on Sep 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2017 by Mike Lilin



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