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Since SOLIDWORKS 2014 and beyond, eDrawings can animate rotated explode steps in an assembly exploded view. This blog covers the simple steps of adding a rotated step to an existing exploded view and viewing the animation in eDrawings. For this example, we have a flashlight assembly with an existing exploded view.
If eDrawings is installed and starts up okay when launched (via the Start Menu) but you cannot preview files in the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault view (Figure 1), this is likely because of a disconnect between eDrawings and PDM. This guide explains how to fix all issues with PDM files not previewing in the Preview tab.
eDrawings has been the #1 CAD viewer software since SOLIDWORKS introduced it in 2000. In addition to adding more functionality to the SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Viewers (previously eDrawings Standard) eDrawings has had continued support on just about every OS platform available via phone, tablet, or computer.
eDrawings is a lightweight application that allows you to view 2D and 3D files without a license of SOLIDWORKS. If you need to install eDrawings on multiple computers, entering an email address numerous times can be time-consuming and repetitive. The installation method detailed in this guide will bypass the need to register eDrawings Viewer with your email address.
In an ideal world, all of our colleagues, vendors, and customers would have SOLIDWORKS installed on their computers, allowing us to easily share files - but we don't always have that luxury. So what do you do when someone who doesn't have access to SOLIDWORKS asks to view your files? You turn to eDrawings.
SOLIDWORKS eDrawings has a mobile app that allows users to review CAD models and drawings on mobile devices. Stop guessing or wondering if you added fillets to the edges of a model before sending it out to a vendor. With eDrawings mobile app, you can quickly view your models and drawings to remove all doubt. eDrawings mobile takes advantage of all the mobile technology we have available to us today. Multi-touch gestures let you pan, zoom, and rotate models to inspect and interpret.
One of the many capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler is being able to convert SOLIDWORKS part, assembly, and drawing files to eDrawings files. This can be very handy when you have a batch of files that you would like to convert as it would definitely save you time and effort. The Create eDrawings option in the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler is used to schedule the tasks. You can export individual files or all files of a specified type within a folder.
Currently, eDrawings Markup is available for SOLIDWORKS drawings but not part or assembly files. Here are the steps to show eDrawings Markups or any other tool in eDrawings to show in SOLIDWORKS Drawings files. In this example, we will focus on the Markup tool but this process can be applied to any of the eDrawing tools.