SolidWorks eDrawings products include the SolidWorks® eDrawings Viewer, available in free and fee-based versions, and SolidWorks eDrawings Publishers. The Viewer is used to view and create SolidWorks eDrawings files and other supported file types. The publishers are used to create eDrawings files from inside CAD applications.
Solidworks eDrawings Professional
The professional version of the SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer requires a license. SolidWorks eDrawings Professional is intended primarily for CAD users who need to share product designs and coordinate design reviews. eDrawings Professional lets you create markup-enabled eDrawings files and to use tools such as measurement, exploded views, and dynamic cross sections.
SolidWorks Document Manager
Solidworks installations include the SolidWorks Document Manager, SWDocumentMgr.dll. The standalone version of the eDrawings Viewer does not include this add-on.
When eDrawings is installed on a system without SolidWorks, drawings that include elements such as custom properties and tables may not be displayed with their most current data. When you open a SolidWorks drawing, you are warned about the missing DLL and given the option to install it. If you continue without doing the download, SolidWorks drawings that rely on the software are marked with a warning that some of the content may not be up-to-date.
The SolidWorks Document Manager software is not available as a download for eDrawings on the Mac.
SolidWorks eDrawings Publishers
The SolidWorks eDrawings Publisher is installed with the SolidWorks application. SolidWorks eDrawings Publishers are also available for these CAD applications:
- Autodesk Inventor®
- Catia® V5
- Google™ SketchUp®
- Solid Edge®
- STEP/IGES/STL, DWG/DXF files, and Rhino formats
- Vero VISI