VB Application with SE V20 64 bit

I wrote a VB application that uses COM interface of SE and is tested up to V19.

What do you recommend to bring it to V20 64bit of SE?


thankx, ANdrea


Posted by: Andrea Carota
Post date: 10/17/2012 12:15:21 PM


VB Application with SE V20 64 bit

Hello Andrea,


as long as you did not program an Solid Edge Add-In there is no need to update your programs to 64 bit at all. It will normally still run also with Solid Edge 64 bit. But it depends a little bit on what your program does (i.e. accessing the Solid Edge 64 bit registry will fail, since your program runs on WOW64 and uses internally a different registry hive etc.).


Using VB.NET - If you want to move your program from 32 bit to 64 bit just requires to set the platform in the compile options of your project setting from x86 to either x64 or AnyCpu. Since the .NET JIT-Compiler will do the rest for you.


If you programmed an Solid Egde Add-In then your program must be changed to 64-bit. Which requires the step mentioned abaove plus the correct registration of your Add-In by using the right 64-bit regasm.exe program.


If you programmed using VB6 there is no way to get it changed to 64 bit.


Posted by: Wolfgang Kunert
Post date: 10/18/2012 11:24:14 AM