Using eDrawings with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD)

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Using eDrawings with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Before I explain how to utilize MBD in eDrawings, I am going to define MBD. MBD stands for Model based definition and is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution. Basically, it lets you communicate your designs without the need to create 2D Drawings. You can define, organize, and publish 3D Product manufacturing information using industry standard formats such as eDrawings, 3D PDF and STP 242. SOLIDWORKS MBD also supports industry standards like Military-Standard-31000A, […]

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eDrawings — An Easy Way to Share 2D and 3D CAD Data

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eDrawings — An Easy Way to Share 2D and 3D CAD Data One of the most valuable free tools that is offered in the 3D CAD world is eDrawings. eDrawings comes in two flavors – the free Viewer version and the Professional version. Although the Professional version is not “free”, it is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. You are probably wondering — what makes this tool so valuable if I already paid for modeling software such as SOLIDWORKS? Well, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018 A number of enhancements to eDrawings 2018 have been added. Let’s take a look! 3D views You can now access and show 3D Views added to your models such as MBD views created on the 3D Views tab in SOLIDWORKS. The models must be saved in SOLIDWORKS 2018 for this to work. Decals Now you can choose to attach the decals directly inside your eDrawing file. Previously eDrawings would only show decals […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017: Installation Guide Part 5 – DraftSight and eDrawings

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Installation Guide Part 5 – DraftSight and eDrawings In this section, we will cover the download and installation of the free version of DraftSight. The latest build is still 2016 and can be downloaded at this location. Select the version per the operating system that you’re running and your download should begin. In this example, we will launch the Windows 64-bit version and install that one. First thing that shows is the disclaimer. You can read the entire thing or just scroll […]

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CAD Program 3D

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A 3D CAD Program Is Considered Necessary During Any Design Process Designing is an involving activity. This is because a series of steps are involved. First and foremost, planning definitely has to be made. Without proper planning, a lot of time will be wasted since one will be merely chasing the wind. In this domain, the plan outlines how the design task is to be handled and executed. Execution phase will definitely be a success if a lot of effort […]

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SOLIDWORKS Viewer

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SOLIDWORKS Viewer – eDrawings View, print, and review SolidWorks parts, assemblies and drawings Download free eDrawings SolidWorks Viewer software to view, print, and review all types of 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. SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Thank you for choosing eDrawings! eDrawings is free software […]

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Toggle eDrawings measure on and off

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Have you ever wanted to either give someone permission to measure your edrawings or perhaps take that ability away?  With eDrawings Professional you can create review enabled documents that allow an unlimited number of e Drawing recipients to mark up and measure your designs without having to purchase eDrawings Professional or any other mark up tool.  You can do this through the “save as” option within SolidWorks. 1)      Open the file 2)      Go to File > Save As […]

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