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Communicating designs securely with eDrawings Professional

eDrawings Professional AR

Now that your design is finished, it’s time to share it with your various contacts for their feedback. How do you currently go about this task? Do you send a drawing package, and maybe attach a screen shot or two? Or possibly you convert your file to a .step or parasolid format and send it…

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

eDrawings 2017 Open File List

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…

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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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