They want to send the solidworks to clients to show them a 3D model, possibly on a secure site of some kind so they can view the model but just not edit it. Any help would be great!
If you just need to show them how it looks and they don't want to install software, the 3D pdf option may work (Click File>Save As).
HTML360 could be one of the solution
Second is create eDrawings and they can view, rotate, zoom, measure (optional), etc. but can not edit it.
Thanks for replying
Would clients have to install a viewer for the eDrawings? Right now we upload a pdf to a site and give a link to the pdf. I'll look into the link you sent too
Amy Kozlow wrote:Would clients have to install a viewer for the eDrawings?
Amy Kozlow wrote:
Would clients have to install a viewer for the eDrawings?
If they can it would be nice. Else you can save eDrawings as exe file or htm file and viewer ill be carried over.
Try saving as a 3D PDF through the Model Based Definition tab in the SW 2015 and SW 2016 versions.
oh thanks so much!
I was so excited when you guys all gave me possible answers to my boss's question and 2 mins after showing him the 3D pdf, he asks me something else that I don't know....
Do you know if there is any way to add landscaping around the 3D model in that pdf. I tried to add a Urban Scene and it shows up in Solidworks but when I save as 3D pdf, it's just the structure that shows up.
2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Changing the Template Background
Maybe these will work if you are using MBD. But other than that....I don't know.
You would need Pro version of Adobe PDF to do it Add backgrounds to PDFs, Adobe Acrobat
2. If they have SW2015, you can send them SW2016 files, so they can only open them, but not be able to modify.
Also take a look at Flatter Files.
It is an amazing solution for collaborating with third parties, while maintaining full control.
3d PDF is what I use. Easy to navigate and if they have adobe reader (which most people have) they can see it. Is ONLY a viewer. Can't measure or anything.
EDIT: and I see that someone beat me to it.
Dan Pihlaja wrote: 3d PDF is what I use. Easy to navigate and if they have adobe reader (which most people have) they can see it. Is ONLY a viewer. Can't measure
Dan Pihlaja wrote:
3d PDF is what I use. Easy to navigate and if they have adobe reader (which most people have) they can see it. Is ONLY a viewer. Can't measure
You can measure the PDF file (both 2d and 3d)
Yes, I know that there is a measure command inside the 3dpdf. However, in my experience, for some reason I have never ever gotten it to work. My units never seem to translate over, so measurements are generally off by a large factor.
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