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Review/Measure-Enabled Files

Review-enabled files make the following SolidWorks eDrawings Professional tools available:
  All markup tools
tool_CrossSection.gif Cross Section
tool_Move.gif Move Component (assemblies or assembly drawings only)
Tool_Stamp.gif Stamp
Measure-enabled files allow you to make exact measurements of models with Measure tool_Measure.gif.
You can disable measurement when you first create an eDrawings file. You cannot change this status once an eDrawings file is created; you must republish it.
Icons in the status bar indicate the review and measurement status of files:
ReviewEnabled.gif Review-enabled
ReviewEnabledNot.gif Review-disabled
MeasureEnabled.gif Measure-enabled
MeasureEnabledNot.gif Measure disabled
These icons are only file status indicators and do not change the status.

Enabled Files

Files eDrawings free Viewer SolidWorks eDrawings Professional
  Review Measure Review Measure
eDrawings MatrixNo.gif/MatrixYes.gif [1] MatrixNo.gif/MatrixYes.gif [2] MatrixYes.gif MatrixNo.gif/MatrixYes.gif [3]
SolidWorks MatrixNo.gif/MatrixYes.gif [4] MatrixNo.gif/MatrixYes.gif [4] MatrixYes.gif MatrixYes.gif
DXF/DWG files MatrixNo.gif MatrixNo.gif MatrixYes.gif MatrixYes.gif
3D XML MatrixNo.gif MatrixNo.gif MatrixYes.gif MatrixYes.gif

[1] Review is enabled if the file was created with SolidWorks eDrawings Professional.

[2] Measure is enabled if the file was created with SolidWorks eDrawings Professional and Measure was enabled.

[3] Measure is enabled if the originator specified Measure enabled.

[4] Review and Measure are enabled if the file was last saved in any SolidWorks Professional or Premium version.

Measure-enabled vs. Measure-disabled

To protect the details of a design, you can make measure-disabled eDrawings files. You can save measure-enabled files as measure-disabled files. However, once a file is saved as measure-disabled, you cannot make it measure-enabled.

Enabling Measure

To enable Measure, do one of the following:

  • In eDrawings, in the Save As dialog box, select Enable measure.
  • In SolidWorks, in the Save As dialog box, click Options and select Okay to measure this eDrawings file.

Disabling Measure

To disable Measure, do one of the following:

  • In eDrawings, in the Save As dialog box, clear Enable measure.

    If the file is already measure-disabled, the Enable measure option is hidden.

  • In SolidWorks, in the Save As dialog box, click Options and clear Okay to measure this eDrawings file.


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