2) Introduction to the architecture of Inventor C++ Programs

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If you've decided to program Inventor in C++ you can do it in many different ways, but basically either you create an AddIn (not covered here) or you create an external exe file. See the diagrams below:




Both systems use the COM interface, and this book is useful for both types. However this book covers the external EXE solution using C++. Since both methods use the COM interface most of this book is applicable to both types of application.


If you are not familiar with the COM interface don't worry, I give lots of examples, explanations and tips on its use.


I use Visual Studio 2015, C++ with MFC, and so do the example sources.


3) Connecting to Inventor from a Windows MFC app.



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