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Collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development by using eDrawings™ software, the first email-enabled communication tool that dramatically eases sharing of product design information. Fast, reliable, and convenient, eDrawings files supply accurate representations of 3D models and 2D drawings created with the most widely used CAD systems on the market.

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eDrawings is a free viewing and publishing application for sharing and archiving 2D and 3D product design data. eDrawings offers unique capabilities like point-and-click animations that make it easy for anyone with a PC to interpret and understand 2D and 3D design data.

Use eDrawings Viewer software to view, print, and review all types of eDrawings files. In addition, eDrawings Viewer allows convenient viewing of native AutoCAD® files (DWG and DXF™) and native SOLIDWORKS® parts, assemblies, and drawings. The eDrawings Viewer is intended primarily for people who do not use CAD software and thus do not need to publish eDrawings files themselves. Innovative built-in interpretation tools include 3D Pointer, Virtual Folding, Point-and-click Animation, and Hyperlinking.

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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Publisher

Benefits of eDrawings Viewer:

  • Publish eDrawings files from multiple CAD Platforms: Publish eDrawings files directly from SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, CATIA® and Pro/ENGINEER® software with the click of a button.

  • Ultra Compact Files: Reduce bandwidth requirements more than 95% by publishing and emailing eDrawings files instead of CAD files.

  • Built-in Viewer: View and print native SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, DWG, and DXF files.

  • Drawing layouts: Open individual views in a drawing and arrange them as desired, regardless of how the views were arranged in the original drawing. eDrawings automatically arranges the views intelligently and enables printing and exporting of any subset of a drawing.

  • Hyperlinking: Simply click on any view annotation and the corresponding view is immediately highlighted, making navigating a drawing as easy as browsing a web page.

  • 3D Pointer: Easily identify and match geometry in multiple drawing views, allowing easier interpretation when comparing the same location within different views.

  • Point-and-click Animation: Quickly interpret and understand any SOLIDWORKS drawing by dynamically viewing the 3D model as it automatically rotates through each drawing view.

  • View Design Analyses: Easily share design analysis results created from COSMOSWorks® or COSMOSXpress software.

  • View MoldflowXpress Output: Review output produced from MoldflowXpress — a wizard-based design validation tool included in SOLIDWORKS software that is used for quickly and easily testing the manufacturability of plastic injection-molded parts.

  • Save in STL and other file formats: Take advantage of eDrawings files for rapid prototyping and presentation purposes by saving files in STL, TIFF, JPEG, or BMP formats.