Are there any alternative programs that can view Solidworks drawings other than Edrawings? I’ve found programs that can view part and assembly files but not drawings.
Why you don't use Edrawing?....it's free pal
You have a lot of programs but you must pay for it....
I degrade eDrawings to useless. This does not directly answer your Q because it is a workaround so that users are not viewing the .SLDDRW file.
Print drawings to PDF. Open PDF in Reader or browser or your favorite handler app. PDFs create unlinked documents (which should be date stamped) for reference by any user on any device.
Furthermore, my users have 3D PDF's to reference instead of examining assemblies in eDrawings. 3D PDF's perform far better in non-workstation PC's than eDrawings, for inspection, view printing, taking measurements, and more.
Or, buy more workstations and provide capable hardware to users that do not actually require it.
You cant crop views without the spline showing up and In the wrong places. My company uses edrawings for printing customer instructions in the shipping department and my boss doesn't want to save PDF's.
Hello Jon... I believe there were only a few years ago... can recall them.. but referencing a old post which suggested AutoVue..
Viewing and Printing Drawings "View Only" or with the Viewer
Thanks! I will check it out.
DANG NO PDF.
Once I learned about being able to do pdf's vs going back to a drawing all the time to reprint I have been on the pdf band wagon. Used to have a eng that would open a model delete dims then go redim and save and close the drawing. That did no good for my drawings. PDF is the way to go as the viewer is free and you can drop all the drawings in a folder. Once you get a rev request you can take the drawing out of the folder so that no one can get it. When they call to ask why they can't find it you know to get the rev done asap.
PDF'r here. Sucks to maintain two separate drawing files but I shudder to think about using eekDrawings .
I'm just going to start using the cut feature in assemblies to eliminate having to use the crop view option. Kind of a pain in the butt of a work around but it should do the trick.
that was the old way before broken out sections became a thing, and display states.
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