eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge

Create eDrawings part (*.eprt), assembly (*.easm), and drawing (*.edrw) files from Solid Edge part, sheet metal, weldment, assembly, and draft files.

Geometric Limited developed and distributes eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge.

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


  1. Download eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge from https://edrawings.geometricglobal.com/products/edrawings-for-solid-edge/.
  2. Double-click the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions to install eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge.
    eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge appears in the Tools > Add-Ins > eDrawings menu in the Solid Edge application.
    • The installer detects and installs on all supported versions of Solid Edge.
    • Enter your eDrawings Professional license key to install eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge.

To create eDrawings files using eDrawings Professional for Solid Edge:

  1. Open the Solid Edge file.
  2. Click Tools > Add-Ins > eDrawings and select one of the following:


    Opens the eDrawings Viewer with the eDrawings file displayed. The file currently open in Solid Edge 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 Solid Edge assembly file in the eDrawings file with the visibility set to hidden.

      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 multiple configurations

      Exports multiple configurations in the eDrawings file.

      Export multiple drawings sheets

      Exports multiple drawings sheets 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.

    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 Solid Edge application, including the version.