Hide Table of Contents

Review/Measure-Enabled Files

Review-enabled files make the following SolidWorks eDrawings Professional tools available:

Measure-enabled files allow you to make exact measurements of models with Measure .

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:




Measure disabled

These icons are only file status indicators and do not change the status.

Enabled Files


eDrawings free Viewer

SolidWorks eDrawings Professional







/ [1]

/ [2]

/ [3]


/ [4]

/ [4]

DXF/DWG files



[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.

To enable Measure:

  • 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.


Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Review/Measure-Enabled Files
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: eDrawings 2011 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.