eDrawings Professional for Autodesk Inventor

Create eDrawings® part (*.eprt), assembly (*.easm), and drawing (*.edrw) files from Autodesk Inventor® part, assembly, and drawing and presentation files.

Geometric Limited develops and distributes eDrawings Professional for Autodesk Inventor.

eDrawings for Autodesk Inventor is a plug-in for Autodesk Inventor that allows users to publish, share, and collaborate representations of 2D and 3D product design data from Autodesk Inventor files as read only eDrawings files.


  1. Download eDrawings Professional for Autodesk Inventor from https://edrawings.geometricglobal.com/products/edrawings-for-autodesk-inventor/.
  2. Double-click the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions to install eDrawings Professional for Autodesk Inventor.
    eDrawings Professional for Autodesk Inventor appears as the eDrawings menu in Autodesk Inventor.
    The installer detects and installs on all supported versions of Autodesk Inventor.

To create eDrawings files using eDrawings for Autodesk Inventor:

  1. Open the part, assembly, drawing, or presentation file in Autodesk Inventor.
  2. Click eDrawings and select from the following:
    The eDrawings toolbar is also available with these options.


    Opens the eDrawings Viewer with the eDrawings file displayed. The file currently open in Autodesk Inventor 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 eDrawings file.

      Export hidden components with assemblies

      (Assemblies only.) Exports hidden components in an Autodesk Inventor assembly file in the eDrawings file with the visibility set to hidden.

      Export multiple configurations and drawings sheets

      Exports iPart/iAssembly configurations or multiple drawings sheets in the eDrawings file.

      Export BOM table

      Exports bill of material information from an Autodesk Inventor assembly in the eDrawings file.

      Alert on free publishing

      Enables a pop-up dialog that appears if you publish an eDrawings file but do not have an eDrawings Professional license from the pool of available network licenses.

      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 mass properties

      (Parts and assemblies only.) Allows the model's mass properties to be exported.

    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

    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 the eDrawings for Autodesk Inventor applications, including the version.