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Passwords

When you publish a SolidWorks eDrawings file from your CAD application, you can assign a password to protect the eDrawings file.

  • You must have SolidWorks eDrawings Professional installed to be able to protect eDrawings files with passwords.

  • You can add a password to new or existing eDrawings files.

  • You can open password-protected eDrawings files using the complimentary SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer, provided you have the correct password.

  • Once protected, the password cannot be removed from the eDrawings file. The password is carried over when you save a protected eDrawings file as another file name.

  • Passwords do not guarantee security of the eDrawings file. They provide only a moderate level of security.

  • Password-protected DXF/DWG files are not supported on eDrawings for Macintosh.

To add a password to a document in SolidWorks eDrawings Professional:

  1. Click File, Password.

  2. In the dialog box, select Password Required to Open Document, then type a password.

  3. Type the same password for Confirm Password, then click OK.

  4. Click Save.

To add a password to an eDrawings file from your CAD application:

  1. Click File, Save As.

  2. Select the eDrawings file type in Save as type.

  3. Click Password.

  4. In the dialog box, select Password Required to Open Document, then type a password.

  5. Type the same password for Confirm Password, then click OK.

  6. Click Save.

To open the password-protected eDrawings file in the SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer:

  1. In the eDrawings Viewer, open the eDrawings file.

  2. In the Password dialog box, type the correct password for Enter Password.

  3. Click OK.



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