What happens when you double click on a dwg file in Windows Explorer? Does it open the file in another application?
Does DWG files open with Someother applications.If so,Right Click on any DWG files,Go to Properties, On GENERAL TAB click on Change buttom and Select eDrawings from the list or browse to it.
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Thanks for the replys.
Solidworks is the current default for .dwg files. I can change it to other programs but not edrawings for some reason.
In the window explorer go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types and set the eDrawings as default program for .dwg files
I got the exact same problem.
You can't solve it by going into Explorer -> Tools etc. because you can't choose EDrawings from the program list.
It's simply not there...
Even though I browse and finds the EDrawings .exe file it still won't associate :/
I got the issue on both WinXP and Win7.
I had no such problem with the 2010 version, but now since I upgraded to 2012 this problem started.
The question is, is this a SolidWorks problem or a Windows problem?
I have exactly the same issue. Went from SW2012SP5 to SW2012SP3 on a XP machine, and now I cannot associate .sldprt .sldasm .slddrw files to edrawings. I can open all the files from inside edrawings, but not from doubleclicking in file folder. And I cannot manually associate the file with edrawings. My shopfloor guys are killing me, since it's much easier to search for a file and open it directly from the file folder, instead of browsing it from inside edrawings. Any help here would be great.
And on a sidenote, the icon for the edrawings 2012 is missing...
Try "old school" ? :
Shift+RMB on dwg-file -> "Open with..." -> "Choose program..."
mark eDrawings (If not visible: "Browse...")
Tick "Always use this program..." BEFORE -> "OK"
Thanks for the answer but "old school" doesn't work in this case...
I tried it many times but edrawings just won't associate even though I browse for the .exe-file and just "Always use...".
The file will NOT open with edrawings but selects the next program on the list, usually it's Adobe Reader :/
This method is a no go...
I have had the exact same issue on several computers since upgrading versions. After researching for quite some time I found the answer at least for my systems. It appears the software install of newer versions is not replacing the older "pointer" to the open command in the registry with the new location.
You can verify this by opening regedit and going to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\EModelViewer.exe\shell\open\command".
I had just installed the 2013 version and when I looked on one system it had "C:\Program Files\Common Files\eDrawings2011\EModelViewer.exe" "%1" for the entry. This was one of the previous versions I had installed but since removed. Just as in your case it is not listed in available programs and if you browse and select it nothing happens.
When I chose to modify the registry and replace the 2011 folder name with 2013 ("C:\Program Files\Common Files\eDrawings2013\EModelViewer.exe" "%1") everything started working and it now shows in the available programs. I have since had three computers each had different versions listed in the registry key which worked after applying this change. As always please be careful when editing the registry.
Thank you a million Cory
Finally someone cracked this one; you've made my day, month or even year with this solution.
So simple, yet so hard to come by.
This worked a treat
I had the same problem with 2013 and XP, but couldn't find the right part of the registry (or don't have permissions at work?). Anyway, I found another way to do it.
- Go to Folder Options > File Types.
- Find the files you want to assosiate (SLDASM, SLDDRW and SLDPRT).
- Click 'Advanced' (If you had inadverantly assiosiated with the wrong file type, click 'restore' first).
- Click 'Change Icon' and browse to the edrawings exe file. Click ok to come out of the Edit File Type dialog.
- Go back into 'Advanced' (you have to come out and back in to make it work for some reason).
- Click 'New'
- Type 'open' under 'Action:'
- Browse to the edrawings exe file and select it.
- Leave 'Use DDE' un-checked, and click ok
- Click ok to come out of the Edit File Type dialog.
- Go back in to make sure the changes happend. Sometimes it seemed to delete it for me, but be persistant and do it again if not there.
- Repeat for all file types.
It's a bit of a pain, but it worked for me. The edrawings exe file was under C:\Program Files\Common Files\eDrawings2013\EModelViewer.exe
I had the same issue with a slightly different twist.
I was attempting to use eDrawings to open SolidWorks drawings and assemblies created by our Engineering department.
eDrawings was not an available solution to associate to the SolidWorks file types.