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For automation is SolidWorks REQUIRED to be running in the PC?

Question asked by Ramon Herrera on Dec 16, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2019 by Artem Taturevych

I have been writing automation software for a while, targeting many applications/file formats: PDF, Excel, XML, telephony, etc., etc.


There are two classes:

- Those in which the target application must be running (in some cases, all they do is to make the GUI invisible).

- Those in which the the target application does not have to be present.


In what category does the SolidWorks API(s) fall? Hopefully both?


The reason I ask is because I have many 3D apps and the one that is most demanding (in terms of graphics card) is SolidWorks. The application I plan to write will simply open a SLDDRW file and generate a PDF from it. No need for fancy GPU in that PC, is there?




-Ramon F Herrera