eDrawings 2017 File Viewing now Supporting Inventor, IGES, and CATIA V5 files!

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated October 9, 2016


Are you hunting for a “do all jobs” CAD file viewing utility? The eDrawings 2017 file viewer is quickly becoming that tool as DS SOLIDWORKS has provided us with the ability to open some additional file types with the 2017 release.

eDrawings 2017 file viewer functionality supports the following:

  • STEP AP242
  • IGES
  • CATIA® V5
  • Autodesk® Inventor™
  • 3DXML

Compare the File > Open list for the 2016 and 2017 versions below:

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

Access our resources page to get everything you need to learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2017, including tech tips, demonstrations, and upcoming product webinars.


SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.