SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Professional Capabilities

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings Featured Capabilities

Ultra Compact Files​

Reduce bandwidth requirements more than 95% by publishing and emailing eDrawings files instead of CAD files.

Drawing Layout​

Create layouts by selecting drawing views and dragging and dropping them into the layout.


Hyperlinking views is supported in drawing files. Section line and detail circle annotations in drawing files hyperlink to the associated section or detail view. When the pointer is moved over a section line or detail circle, the annotation for the related view is highlighted.

3D Pointer                                         

Use the 3D Pointer to point to a location in all drawing views in drawing files. With the 3D Pointer, a linked set of crosshairs appears in each of the drawing views.

Point-and-Click Animation                                           

Quickly interpret and understand any SOLIDWORKS drawing by dynamically viewing the 3D model as it automatically rotates through each drawing view.

View Design Analysis Results                                      

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation, all plots are output to a single eDrawings file for viewing simulation results.

Save In Many File Formats                                           

Enables easy communication for rapid prototyping and presentation purposes by saving model files in STL, TIFF, JPEG, or BMP formats.

Markup Tool                                      

Enables true design collaboration with markup functionality allowing you to create, edit, and save reviews by redlining 2D or 3D data and adding comments.

Dynamic Cross Sectioning                                            

Understand product assembly and internal structure with dynamic cross sectioning.

Move Components and Explode Views                                  

Understand product assembly and internal structure with component move and explodes.

View Configurations                                      

View customized products with specific parts and subassemblies.

Play SOLIDWORKS Animations                                   

View SOLIDWORKS animations, simulation, and plastic results to understand design intent, performance, and manufacturability.