Use the Open tool to open an existing file in the eDrawings Viewer.
When you close files or the eDrawings application, you are prompted to save changes.
You can display mass properties for CAD files (except SOLIDWORKS files) or eDrawings part and assembly files.
You can edit custom properties in SOLIDWORKS files from Windows Explorer; that is, without opening the files in the SOLIDWORKS application. The files must have been created in SOLIDWORKS 2008 or later.
The eDrawings interface has tools, menus, and a graphics area.
You can create multiple layouts in CAD or eDrawings drawing documents using the Layouts tool. With layouts, you can look at related views together, regardless of their original locations on drawing sheets.
You can use the components tree on the Components pane to manage assembly file components.
You can view bills of materials (BOMs) for drawings, parts, and assemblies. You can display BOMs in native SOLIDWORKS documents, as well as in eDrawings files saved from the SOLIDWORKS software.
You can view title block tables for parts and assemblies. You can display title block tables in native SOLIDWORKS documents, as well as in eDrawings files saved from the SOLIDWORKS software.
You can embed eDrawings files in other documents as OLE objects.
You can embed eDrawings controls in other documents as OLE objects.
When you publish an eDrawings® file from your CAD application, you can assign a password to protect the eDrawings file.
You can email eDrawings files to others using the Send tool. The email contains detailed instructions for the recipient about how to use the eDrawings application.
You can undo and redo changes that you make in the current eDrawings session.
The eDrawings Application Programming Interface (API) is an OLE programming interface to eDrawings and is implemented as a Microsoft ActiveX control. You can use the eDrawings API to customize the eDrawings Viewer, create interactive web pages, and translate files.
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