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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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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019 makes it easy to select a Drawing Sheet in the Preview Tab

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, a new SOLIDWORKS PDM Sheet Preview drop list has been added to the eDrawings User Interface. When previewing SOLIDWORKS Drawing files, eDrawings .eDRW files as well as .DXF and .DWG files, the drop list will populate with a list of sheets in the file and allow the user to select which…

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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Viewer 2019 includes previous eDrawings Professional Features

eDrawings Viewer 2019

Starting in eDrawings Viewer 2019, all previous functionality included with eDrawings Professional 2018 and prior are now included in the free eDrawings Viewer version.  This only applies to the Windows application only (not the mobile eDrawings App). NOTE: Any new features added in eDrawings Professional 2019 and onward will only be available with an eDrawings…

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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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