eDrawings: Setting the Record Straight

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Some of us at 3DVision Technologies recently “discovered” some things about eDrawings that you may or may not already know, but I thought everyone should be made aware of them at least.

Most people understand that if you are sending someone .easm, .eprt, or .edrw files created in eDrawings Professional, that you can choose to enable/disable measure capabilities.

But, these will be a surprise to a lot of you:

1. If someone has the free (downloaded) version of eDrawings, and they open a native SOLIDWORKS file that was created in Base SOLIDWORKS they will NOT be able to measure.

2. If someone has the Free (downloaded) version of eDrawings, and they open a native SOLIDWORKS file that was created in SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium, they will be able to measure!

3. If someone has eDrawings Professional (not free), they will always be able to measure a native SOLIDWORKS file (no matter what it was created in). This cannot be disabled.

Bottom line, just send .eprt, .easm, and .edrw files to people. Then you get the control.
And be very careful sending out the native SOLIDWORKS files!