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Saving Files as Zip Files

You can save files as eDrawings Zip (*.zip) files, which contain the eDrawings Viewer and the active eDrawings file. When you unzip eDrawings Zip file and run the eDrawings executable file, the embedded eDrawings Viewer is extracted with the embedded eDrawings file displayed.

  • When you use Save As to create .zip files from eDrawings x64, a message in the dialog box notifies you that the file will run on 64-bit systems only.
  • If you use Save As and you also have the eDrawings 32-bit version installed, you can set Save as type to eDrawings 32-bit Zip Files (*.zip).

To save files as eDrawings Zip files:

  1. Click File > Save As.
  2. Set Save as type to eDrawings Zip Files (*.zip).
  3. Select from the export options.
  4. Type the File name, then click Save.

Opening eDrawings Zip Files and Running the eDrawings Executable

To open the eDrawings Zip file and run the eDrawings executable:

  1. In a software compression application, extract the eDrawings Zip file.
  2. In Windows Explorer, double-click the eDrawings executable.
    The embedded eDrawings Viewer opens and displays the embedded eDrawings file. The eDrawings Viewer used is the same version that was embedded with the eDrawings executable. You can use this eDrawings Viewer to view other documents.
    When you close the eDrawings application launched from an eDrawings executable file, if eDrawings is not installed on that computer, a message prompts you to install eDrawings. The prompt appears every fifth time you exit the eDrawings application launched from the executable file.


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