Communication Software

eDrawings

The premier 2D and 3D design communication tool for internal and external design collaboration, enabling teams to get their designs to market faster.

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Collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development by using eDrawings software. 

The first email-enabled design communication tool, eDrawings, dramatically eases sharing of product design information. Fast, reliable, and convenient, eDrawings files can supply representations of 3D models and 2D drawings created with the majority of CAD systems on the market. The software 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.

Intended primarily for people who do not use CAD software, the innovative built-in interpretation tools include 3D Pointer, Virtual Folding, Point-and-click Animation, and Hyperlinking. eDrawings is free software that lets you view and print electronic drawings (eDRW, ePRT, eASM), native SOLIDWORKS documents (sldprt, sldasm, slddrw), DXF, and DWG format files.

Which eDrawings Package Is Right for You?

eDrawings Viewer

eDrawings

With its lightweight file format and rich tool set eDrawings Viewer is the ideal tool for your supply chain to use during the quoting process, minimizing the need for multiple emails to clarify design requirements.

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eDrawings Professional

eDrawings

Accelerate the design to manufacturing process with eDrawings Professional. From using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities to sending a 3D model to a supplier for quoting or enabling the shop floor eDrawings Professional empowers companies and leverages the power for 3D design.

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eDrawings Publisher

eDrawings

eDrawing Publisher supports the creation of eDrawings from SOLIDWORKS®, Autodesk Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER® CATIA® V5, SIEMENS NX®, Solid Edge®, PTC CREO software and SketchUp®. In addition to CAD solutions, eDrawings RapidFire Lite supports the creation of eDrawings from IGES and STEP neutral file formats.

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eDrawings Feature Matrix eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher
Ultra Compact files eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Reduce bandwidth requirements more than 95% by publishing and emailing eDrawings files instead of CAD files.

Drawing Layout eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Create layouts by selecting drawing views and dragging and dropping them into the layout.

Hyperlinking eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Hyperlinking views is supported in drawing files. Section line and detail circle annotations in drawing files hyperlink to the associated section or detail view. When the pointer is moved over a section line or detail circle, the annotation for the related view is highlighted.

3D Pointer eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Use the 3D Pointer to point to a location in all drawing views in drawing files. With the 3D Pointer, a linked set of crosshairs appears in each of the drawing views.

Point and Click Animation eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Quickly interpret and understand any SOLIDWORKS drawing by dynamically viewing the 3D model as it automatically rotates through each drawing view.

View Design Analysis Results eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, all plots are output to a single eDrawings file for viewing simulation results.

Save in Many File Formats eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Enables easy communication for rapid prototyping and presentation purposes by saving model files in STL, TIFF, JPEG, or BMP formats.

Extensive CAD Product Support eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional eDrawings Publisher

Supports the creation of eDrawings from SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER®, CATIA V5, SIEMENS NX, Solid Edge®, PTC Creo® software, and SketchUp®.

File Properties eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

The File Properties panel allows users to view custom file properties defined in SOLIDWORKS documents.

Markup Tool eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

Enables true design collaboration with markup functionality allowing you to create, edit, and save reviews by redlining 2D or 3D data and adding comments.

Measure Tool eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

Measure geometry within eDrawing files when dimensions are missing. Sensitive design data can be protected by simply disabling the measurement feature.

Dynamic Cross Sectioning eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

Understand product assembly and internal structure with dynamic cross sectioning.

Move Components and Exploded Views eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

Understand product assembly and internal structure with component move and explodes.

View Configurations eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

View customized products with specific parts and subassemblies.

Play SOLIDWORKS Animations eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

View SOLIDWORKS animations, simulation, and plastic results to understand design intent, performance, and manufacturability.

Rich eDrawings API eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

Enables you to customize the eDrawings Viewer, create interactive web pages, and translate files.

View Mass Properties eDrawings Viewer eDrawings Professional

View physical attributes of mechanical parts, such as weight and volume.

Virtual Reality eDrawings Professional

Virtual Reality in eDrawings Professional enables users to explore their designs at a one-to-one scale using a VR headset.

Save As WebHTML eDrawings Professional

Save as eDrawings Web HTML file enables eDrawings professional users to share the designs to users who have access to web browsers who support HTML 5.

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SOLIDWORKS eDrawings

eDrawings is the premier 2D, 3D, and AR/VR design communication tool for stakeholders in the design to manufacture process as well as external prospects and customers. Delivering a rich collaborate tool set, eDrawings enables everyone to speed up their design processes, communicating with clarity and precision to get to market faster.  CAD and non CAD users can share 3D models, interrogate them, create mark ups and then share these markups to accelerate the whole design process.

The Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) capabilities of eDrawings extends its use into virtual product evaluations by design teams and customers. AR/VR capabilities are available in windows desktop professional and mobile versions of eDrawings.

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