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 the General tab in the Options dialog.
One purpose behind the eDrawings read-only option is to ensure that ALL files that are opened with eDrawings will be “read-only” by default. This will force users to intentionally uncheck the read-only option to overwrite the file. This will assist downstream users of eDrawings so they do not accidentally save unwanted changes.
Learn more about the other new enhancements in eDrawings 2017 by watching the related launch video below:
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