Creating eDrawings Files Using SOLIDWORKS Publish

To create eDrawings files using SOLIDWORKS Publish:

  1. Click Publish to eDrawings (Standard toolbar) or File > Publish to eDrawings.
  2. In the Save Configurations to eDrawings file dialog box (or Save Sheets to eDrawings file dialog box), set any of the following:
    Option Description
    Lets you choose configurations to save.
    Lets you attach STEP files to the eDrawings file.

    You can include a STEP attachment for any of the available configurations in the file. Including a STEP attachment is independent of including the eDrawings data for each configuration as long as you select at least one configuration for publishing the eDrawings data.

    Create and attach STEP file of type Sets the type of STEP file to attach.

    Supported STEP formats are STEP AP203 and STEP AP214. If you have a SOLIDWORKS MBD license, you can also attach STEP AP242 files which support Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI).

    Options Lets you set options in the System Options - EDRW/EPRT/EASM dialog box.
    Password Lets you set options in the Password dialog box.
  3. Click OK.
    The published SOLIDWORKS content appears in the eDrawings Viewer.
  4. In the eDrawings Viewer, click File > Save As.
  5. In the Save As dialog box, select from available options.
  6. Type a file name for File name, then click Save.