Jeff Niederman

FAQ - Will eDrawings open CGM files?

Blog Post created by Jeff Niederman Employee on Apr 27, 2012

Solution ID: S-045582

Updated: 2/5/2010



Will eDrawings open CGM files?



SolidWorks and eDrawings do not support the CGM file format.


CGM is a format from Adobe ® Illustrator ®, CorelDRAW ® and a few others, (


To see what formats SolidWorks and eDrawings support, open both programs, choose File, Open and review the list of file formats from the pull down list. 


To open the CGM files please perform an Internet search for “free CGM viewer” for alternative solutions.


For more information:

- See eDrawings FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

- Ask an eDrawing question