eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5

You can create eDrawings part (*.eprt), assembly (*.easm), and drawing (*.edrw) files from CATIA V5 part, assembly, and drawing files.

Geometric Limited developed and distributes eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5.

eDrawings for CATIA V5 is a plug-in for CATIA V5. It allows users to publish, share, and collaborate with accurate representations of 2D and 3D product design data from CATIA V5 files as read-only eDrawings files.


  1. Download SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5 from https://edrawings.geometricglobal.com/products/edrawings-for-catia-v5/.
  2. Double-click the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions to install eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5.
    eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5 appears as the Tools > eDrawings menu in the CATIA V5 application.
    • The installer detects and installs on all supported versions of CATIA V5.
    • Enter your eDrawings Professional license key to install eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5.

To create eDrawings files using eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5:

  1. Open the CATIA V5 file.
  2. Click Tools > eDrawings and select from the options below.
    The eDrawings toolbar is also available with these options.


    Opens the eDrawings Viewer with the eDrawings file displayed. The file open in CATIA is exported using the options set in the Options dialog box (see Options below).


    Displays the Options dialog box.

    1. Select from these options, which vary depending on the file type:

      Export shaded data with drawings

      (Drawings only.) Saves the shaded data from the drawing document in the published eDrawings file.

      Export hidden components with assemblies

      (Assemblies only.) Exports hidden components in a CATIA assembly file in the eDrawings file with the visibility set to hidden.

      Export mass properties

      (Parts and assemblies only). Allows the mass properties of the entire model to be exported.

      Tessellation Quality

      Controls the amount of tessellation. Lower settings have smaller file size but are less accurate, while higher settings are more accurate but have larger file size.

      Allow recipient to measure

      Enables measurement of this model by other eDrawings Professional users. If the file is review-enabled, then anyone can measure it. If you do not enable this option, measurement is disabled and no one can measure the model.

      Allow recipient to export STL

      (Parts and assemblies only). Allows recipients of the eDrawings file to save it as an STL file from the eDrawings Viewer.

      Export BOM table

      Exports bill of material information from a CATIA assembly in the eDrawings file.

      Export FTA

      Exports 3D annotations with 3D captures in the eDrawings file.

    2. Click OK to save the options, or Reset to set the options to the original settings.


    Displays the eDrawings Save dialog box.

    1. Set the Options (see the Options section above).
    2. To protect the eDrawings file with a password, select Password required to open document, then enter and confirm the password.
    3. Enter the file name.
    4. Click OK to save the eDrawings file.

      You can then view the eDrawings file using the eDrawings Viewer.

    Batch Publish

    (Requires a Batch Scheduler license.) Converts multiple CAD files to eDrawings files. Displays the Batch Publisher dialog box.

    1. Select the files to publish. You can also select folders.
    2. Specify the location for saving the eDrawings files.
    3. Set export Options.
    4. Click Start.


    Displays the eDrawings online help.


    Displays information about eDrawings Professional for CATIA V5 application, including the version.