If you have eDrawings Professional, you can add markups to your files for collaboration purposes. One of the tools useful for markups is the stamp tool. eDrawings Professional provides several built-in stamps, but did you know there is a way to add custom stamps as well? We will take a look at how to do this.
eDrawings does not provide a way to make the stamps, so you will have to create these in a photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, or a screengrab tool like Snagit. Supported file types for stamp images are PNG, TIF, GIF, JPEG, and BMP format.
Note: eDrawings will support transparency in png, tif, and gif formats.
For this example, I created a 500 x 100 pixel image in Snagit that I will use as a watermark on my eDrawings file.
To get this stamp to show up in eDrawings, I will make sure eDrawings is closed, then save the file to C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\eDrawings\lang\english.
Then start eDrawings and open the file, then go to Stamps, or Tools -> Stamps.
If there are multiple users who need to access the custom stamps in eDrawings, you can the file location to a shared drive.
To do this, go to Tools-> Options -> General tab and click the browse button for the Stamps path.
About Zach Brown
Zach Brown is a certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and a Technical Support Engineer. Prior to working at GoEngineer, he spent 15 years as a mechanical designer, CAD support tech, and instructor using SOLIDWORKS. His hobbies include playing guitar, riding motorcycles, and skiing.
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