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Keep e-drawings updated

Question asked by Chad Huleatt on May 21, 2018
Latest reply on May 23, 2018 by Chad Huleatt

Our company is exploring the use of e-drawings as a partial replacement for printed drawings.


We do a lot of sheet metal work, but we don't do off line programming for the CNC brake. E-drawings are a nice because the brake operator can open the .eprt file, and make sure he is bending part correctly. We save the .eprt with all the annotations required for bending the part.


Although the brake operators can open the .sldprt files with edrawings, the annotations are much smaller and harder to read, compared to the same file saved as an .eprt.


I thought that if you publish edrawings files, they are kept in sync with the solidworks files (i.e. when you save the .sldprt, the .eprt also updates). However this is not the case.


Dose anyone know of an option that I'm missing that saves .eprt when you save the .sldprt?


Thanks, Chad