eDrawings Installation

Installing the eDrawings Viewer

eDrawings® is available as a free download. eDrawings is installed on a per-machine basis, or on a per-user basis, based on the user privileges at the time of installation.

  • Per-machine basis: If the user has administrator privileges when installing eDrawings, all users on the machine can run this single copy of eDrawings using their own login information.
  • Per-user basis: If the user does not have administrator privileges when installing eDrawings, the installed copy of eDrawings is valid only for that user. If multiple users want to run eDrawings on this machine, all users must install eDrawings using their own login information.
To automatically integrate eDrawings with your CAD application, you must install your CAD application before installing eDrawings.

If you install eDrawings before installing your CAD application, eDrawings is not integrated with your CAD application. In this case, you must modify the install (such as through Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a program) and choose to install your CAD application's Publisher to integrate eDrawings with your CAD application.

To download eDrawings, go to https://www.edrawingsviewer.com/download-edrawings.

eDrawings supports administrative install. Refer to Microsoft for Windows Installer information.

Verification Codes

If you download the eDrawings installation executable from the eDrawings Download Check page, you are prompted to fill out the Product Registration dialog box and you are prompted for a unique verification code. If you try to install while your computer is offline, the Product Registration switches to the offline version where it generates a file that you can take to another computer that is online. You can email this form and wait for the verification code to come into your email. The code is valid for all service packs of the release.

The verification code is automatically added/included when installing eDrawings through the:
  • SOLIDWORKS installation media (DVD)
  • SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager
  • SOLIDWORKS administrative image

Performance Feedback

When you install eDrawings, you can enable performance email, which sends an email regarding the performance and usage of the software. SOLIDWORKS Corporation uses this information to determine trends concerning product usage and quality. All information contained in the log files is treated confidentially. It is not used for any other purpose and no one will contact you. For further information, see http://www.solidworks.com/sw/privacypolicy.htm.

You can change this setting under Tools > Options > General, Enable performance email.

eDrawings Professional

eDrawings Professional functionality is incorporated in the eDrawings Viewer and is activated by licensing, including purchase of SOLIDWORKS Professional or SOLIDWORKS Premium. For more information, contact your reseller.

SolidNetWork License (SNL)

SolidNetWork License (SNL) supports eDrawings Professional. SNL allows users to install more seats of the eDrawings Professional software than they have licenses for, by floating the use of those seats without exceeding the number of licenses purchased. For more information about purchasing SNL, contact your reseller.