i'm totaly new to SolidWorks API development, hovewer experienced when it comes to .NET (C#, WinForms, WPF etc) stuff. A few word about my enviorment:
We're a automation company with around 15 SolidWorks workstations. Im trying to use the SW API in a Stand-Alone App to exract informations about componentrefernces and parent-child relations automaticaly (which is done by hand right now). Right now, its really hard for me to find a good point to start.
Could you help me with some hints and tips? Most of the example code in the official API-Help doesn't execute on my pc.
I have some questions where i'm having a hard time to find answers:
- Which .dll / namespace is the right one when i'm just trying to crawl throught the object tree of SW and gather some information like componentreference e.t.c?
- Do i have to have the full solid works software installed on my local pc to run such a stand alone application that utilizes the dlls?
- Can i just reference to the interop dlls that i can find in the api/redist folder of solid works or do they need to be registered anywhere?
- I've tried to install the Solid Works API SDK, but absolutely nothing happend. No new folder unter C:/Program Files/ e.t.c
I'm really grateful for any information right now, since i've spend already a day with this topic without making any progress.