eDrawings

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Technical Tips and Tricks from certified experts

How to optimize the SOLIDWORKS PDM Preview for improved performance

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Preview tab, in the Local Vault View, can be optimized for performance, while still allowing for eDrawing functionality. The preview can be set-up to initially display a low overhead bitmap, which can switched to the eDrawings viewer by left clicking the bitmap. This behavior can be set from the Display menu in the…

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EPDM – Enabling the eDrawings User Interface in the Explorer Preview Window

For increased performance, the eDrawings User Interface is disabled in the Explorer preview window. To enable the eDrawings User Interface left click in the preview window. The eDrawings Toolbar can be displayed selecting “Show full UI in Solidworks preview” from Display Options.         

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eDrawings for iPod touch, iPhone or iPad

SolidWorks has an eDrawings app that allows you to view your models and drawings anywhere! On the Apple App Store, there are two versions to choose from (similar to the PC eDrawings program). Check them out!     eDrawings for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad allows you to open your native eDrawings or SolidWorks files…

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EPDM – Unsupported File Type???

Here is an interesting article from the Solidworks Knowledgebase which can address some issues when using eDrawings to view files. What can cause eDrawings to launch but fail loading the file with “Unsupported file type” error when using View option (in button bar, history, notification) in Enterprise PDM?

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Saving eDrawings as .EXE

You might have noticed that it is no longer an option to save eDrawings files as a .exe file in eDrawings 64-bit. This is because a 32-bit computer would not be able to open the file. The good news is that saving as a .exe file is still an option in the 32-bit version of…

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Why is the eDrawings Measure Tool not available?

eDrawings Measure Active

We have often received questions about the eDrawings Measure tool not being available in an eDrawings file. If you are finding that you are unable to measure a file in eDrawings, there are a couple possible explanations. Which Release and which Version of eDrawings are you using? The first thing to check if you cannot…

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Javelin is Moving

Yes, it’s true.  Javelin is moving.  On April 1st we will be operating out of brand spanking new offices at 3457 Superior Court in Oakville.  We are all very excited about the move and looking forward to the change since we have been at 700 Dorval Drive in Oakville since 1998.  Superior Court is located…

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Out of Date eDrawings

The eDrawings viewer displays nested tessellated data of the most recently SAVED version of the file being viewed. The eDrawings viewer will reflect changes to a saved file, but not for any referencing files which are not themselves saved. When these unsaved files are opened in eDrawings, eDrawings will indicate that the document is out of date….

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