Mention that something is like a Swiss Army Knife® to someone and the association is immediate – versatility. The Swiss Army Knife doesn’t just have a knife but can do other related tasks like opening a can of food or tightening a loose screw. No need to look for additional tools when you have one of these guys. In the CAD realm, SOLIDWORKS eDrawings is a (mostly free) CAD viewer that can open all kinds of file formats – no […]
Exporting and Viewing STEP 242 Files From SOLIDWORKS The STEP 242 file format is an update to the CAD neutral STEP file format standard which now includes 3D Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) in addition to the CAD data. This combination eliminates the need to send both 2D drawings and 3D CAD data to the manufacturer to communicate your design. So how do you export your SOLIDWORKS part and PMI data to STEP 242 format? To do this, […]
Using Augmented Reality on Apple and Android devices via eDrawings App Augmented Reality (AR) allows mobile users to view their SOLIDWORKS parts or assemblies in 1:1 scale and gives users the ability to view their design in their surrounding environment. Use of a mobile device is also a great way to convey complex design information in the palm of your hand without even having SOLIDWORKS installed. The basic eDrawings app itself (which includes AR) will set you back $1.99 on […]
SOLIDWORKS Viewer SOLIDWORKS viewer is a wonderfully tech advanced software that allows those working in design to render their creations in 3D. This stands for engineers as well as fashion designers. What this specific software also allows is user access to all business files no matter what format they are in. You will be able to view office documents and intricate designs all from the same software platform. eDrawings Download Options: eDrawings Viewer only eDrawings Publisher for SolidWorks® eDrawings Publisher […]
Take your 2D and 3D product designs on the go with the new eDrawings® for iPad® app. View, share, and collaborate from anywhere with the easy-to-use, email-enabled software trusted by engineers and non-CAD users worldwide. Download eDrawings for iPad today. Jim TeDescoMarketingComputer Aided Technology, Inc.
How many versions of eDrawings do you suppose you have installed on your machine? 100? Likely not that many, but if your computer has been around a while, there is a good chance you have more than one. If your machine has the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM client installed on it, you probably have several! I’ve seen a customer’s computer with six versions installed! Is it a big deal? If you aren’t a EPDM user, probably not, they are just taking […]
A few weeks ago I was telling you about the new cool forms in DriveWorks 8. Want to see them for yourself? Check this out: http://live.driveworks.co.uk/Login (Login and password is “Guest”) Pretty cool eh? …some of the 3D stuff is driven by eDrawings, so you’ll need to knock the dust off your Internet Explorer if you want to optionally see the 3D models. So the next logical question is: “Can you incorporate DriveWorks Live into your existing web site?” -Do you think […]
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, the next ones will be a surprise to a lot of you… 1. If someone has the FREE (downloaded) version of […]