eDrawings

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Can Create and Attach STEP Files to eDrawings

When exporting SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies to the eDrawings filetypes (.eprt and .easm respectively), SOLIDWORKS 2018 can now automatically create and attach a STEP files of the model into the eDrawings file itself.  Everything is self-contained in a single file and you can extract the STEP files from the eDrawings file. You will need to…

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eDrawings is THE Tool for Viewing CAD Documents!

eDrawings Decal Example

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the eDrawings tool went from being a SOLIDWORKS viewer to a full on CAD viewer, gaining capabilities to support more file formats, along with many more improvements in that upgrade! We can import these following file formats: STEP AP242 IGES CATIA® V5 Autodesk® Inventor™ 3DXML With eDrawings 2018, the capabilities grow even larger! eDrawings…

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How do I install the same version of eDrawings as SOLIDWORKS?

Install eDrawings Product Selection

In some cases, when you download and install SOLIDWORKS and try to launch eDrawings from the start menu, it doesn’t show up. This means that even though the latest version of SOLIDWORKS was installed you still need to install the latest release of eDrawings. To download and install the same version of eDrawings as that…

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How do I download older versions of eDrawings?

download older eDrawings versions

Lets say you have SOLIDWORKS 2017 installed on your machine, which also provides you access to eDrawings 2017; but you also need access to an older version of eDrawings such as eDrawings 2015. To download older eDrawings versions follow the procedure below: Log in to your SOLIDWORKS Customer portal account. 2. On the SUPPORT tab, in…

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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2017 “Fix it and Forget it” option for read-only files

eDrawings 2017

Along with SOLIDWORKS 2017, the eDrawings viewer also has some new functionality that has been added in this release. eDrawings has had a “read-only” checkbox contained within the Open dialog box for some time now as shown in the figure below:   The 2017 release of eDrawings has an additional option for “read-only” at the foot of…

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eDrawings 2017 Viewer can now password protect files

eDrawings Viewer Password

The ability to password protect eDrawings files has now been added to the free eDrawings Viewer! Previously eDrawings Professional was required to protect files in this manner. “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility”…with the enhanced ability of the eDrawings Viewer Password protection please keep in mind that the password cannot be recovered if forgotten at some future date. Ensure…

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Take SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Software for a Test Drive Online through MySolidWorks

Using SOLIDWORKS Online

Do you want to try the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta version without having to download and install it locally on your machine? As an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription customer you can now try SOLIDWORKS 2017 online through your web browser using MySolidWorks. This means you can try SOLIDWORKS 2017 on any machine, at any time, all you need is internet access! In this blog post I’ll…

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Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional on a mobile device [VIDEO]

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I recently came across this video created by DS SOLIDWORKS Senior Technical Manager Steve Fick.  Steve did a great job touching on two very important advantages of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional version over the standard version to 1) ensure that a distributed and mobile team can access data quickly and reliably, and 2) having the ability to make good…

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