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

Article by Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP updated September 19, 2017


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 of SOLIDWORKS follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Locate SOLIDWORKS 2017 installation file set > Select setup.exe > Right click on setup.exe > Select run as an administrator (for all admin rights).This will launch SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager.

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager can also be launched from Start > Control panel > Programs and Features > SOLIDWORKS 2017 > Right click  > Change.

Step 2: Modify Installation

Now, select Modify the individual installation and click next.

Modify the individual installation

Modify the individual installation

STEP 3: Product Selection

Click Next on Serial Number page as you already have serial number added. On product selection page select eDrawings as shown.

Install eDrawings Product Selection

Install eDrawings Product Selection

Step 4: Install eDrawings

Accept the terms and conditions on summary page and click Modify now. This will install eDrawings 2017 on your machine.

Accept the terms and conditions

Accept the terms and conditions

Step 5: Launch eDrawings

Launch eDrawings 2017 from the start menu.

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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.