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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Technical Tips and Tricks from certified experts

Is there a Free Tool available to View, Measure & Print DWG / DXF Files?

eDrawings DWG Measure

At the end of last year DraftSight Standard switched from being a Free Tool to an Annual Subscription product. DraftSight is only US$99 a year (which you can purchase directly from DS) but this left a gap in the market for a free DWG Viewer that allows you to view, print, and interrogate DWG or…

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Setting the path for eDrawings in SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration

SOLIDWORKS PDM can work with different viewers to preview files within a vault. For SOLIDWORKS files, eDrawings is the default viewer. During the Installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM or SOLIDWORKS, eDrawings can be installed at the same time. During the installation of SOLIDWORKS PDM, the default location for the eDrawings viewer is noted within the PDM…

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eDrawings 2020 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings has been used for many years as a part, assembly and drawing viewer. This can be used on computers without SOLIDWORKS installed. Maybe not as well-known but still hitting the cool factor, in my opinion, is eDrawings can be purchased and installed on mobile devices like Androids or Apple products. There have been…

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Upload STL files to 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace with eDrawings 2020

In a previous article, we demonstrated how to access the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace from within SOLIDWORKS in order to get parts quoted for manufacture.  We can now use eDrawings Professional to get parts quoted using *.stl files.  STL (stereolithography) format is one of the most common and universal file formats for 3D printing. Load the *.stl…

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Walkthrough your Assembly with SOLIDWORKS 2020 eDrawings VR

SOLIDWORKS 2020 eDrawings VR

Have you ever thought, I wish I could be inside my computer and interact with my assembly? I know I have! Virtual Reality (VR) in eDrawings Professional enables users to explore their designs at a one-to-one scale using a VR headset like the HTC Vive. Originally introduced in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2019 as a beta feature,…

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Problem running the latest or another version of eDrawings: “Input string is not in a correct format”?

Input string is not in a correct format

Recently an eDrawings user contacted our tech support asking why he couldn’t run newer or other versions of eDrawings on his machine. In this particular case the user was trying to run eDrawings 2019 but he already had eDrawings 2018 installed on the same machine. Installing and running eDrawings 2019 resulted in an error message:…

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Selecting Configurations in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2019

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings 2019 now gives you the ability to preview different configurations of a file other than the one that was active when the file was last saved. This new functionality can allow users to quickly view a specific configuration visually, without having to open the file in SOLIDWORKS. This new ability to preview other…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Microsoft Office Outlook No Default Mail Client Error

Are you receiving a Microsoft Office Outlook / SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error while previewing files in the vault? Why am I receiving this SOLIDWORKS PDM No Default Mail Client Error? SOLIDWORKS PDM uses eDrawings to preview files, and within eDrawings, there’s functionality that sends performance emails.  Essentially; eDrawings is trying to access Outlook…

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Share designs with Non-CAD contacts easily using eDrawings HTML

eDrawings HTML

New for SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability to save an eDrawings HTML file to allow a contact who doesn’t have CAD to view and interact with your CAD files inside their web browser. Previously, sharing a design with a customer who doesn’t have any form of CAD was more difficult as you needed to save…

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