When I try to print or publish an eDwg in 2015, the whole program freezes and crashes. How do I fix this?
Well, I don't think you'll find a 'freeze and crash when publishing to edrawings' setting in Document Properties, so let's assume this is unintended behavior.
I'd start by repairing the edrawings installation. What it sounds like is the edrawings publisher or viewer registration has become corrupted and SolidWorks can't access the library for it.
This can happen if you install an older version of edrawings or SolidWorks, or SolidWorks explorer after installing the current version.
Usually re-installing edrawings or SolidWorks updates the library references in the registry and gets everything back to working normal. Try that.
If that fails, you might have to move onto uninstalling SolidWorks and edrawings, cleaning the registry and then re-installing from an admin image.
Give it a try and see what happens.
We installed Edrawings 2016 1-2 weeks ago on various non-Solidworks PC's. It worked fine for awhile but now it crashes when you open it and browse to Solidworks or AutoCAD dwg to open. The problem is happening on several PC's with Windows 10 that have factory standard ATI graphics cards "out of the box" from Dell. Again, they worked fine for awhile. Called VAR. They had us uninstall/rientstall, clean registry, uninstall/reinstall Microsoft Net, and we changed graphics boost settings. Not all PC's have this issue. None of this has worked so far. They submitted problem to Solidworks, but its a show-stopper for our 2016 upgrade because our internal customers need to view prints. The VAR pointed out that the graphics drivers should not have to be Solidworks certified to run Edrawings as it is a viewer on "consumer" grade PC's that the shop floor uses. If you plan to upgrade to 2016, make sure you test edrawings on you viewer PC's first. We have over 100PC's that view our drawings- can you imagine if we(or other mfg facilities of this size) had to buy graphics cards for every one of the shop floor computers?
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