What’s New in eDrawings 2019

Configurations in SOLIDWORKS Parts
You can specify configurations of a SOLIDWORKS part to be available when you open the part in eDrawings®.

You can specify configurations of a SOLIDWORKS part to be available when you open the part in eDrawings®.
In the SOLIDWORKS software, set configurations with Add Display Data Mark to view the configurations in eDrawings.

Configurations in SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
When you open SOLIDWORKS assemblies in eDrawings, you can access all of the assembly configurations that were saved in Large Design Review mode.

When you open SOLIDWORKS assemblies in eDrawings, you can access all of the assembly configurations that were saved in Large Design Review mode.

eDrawings Performance
View manipulations and assembly component selections are faster in eDrawings.

View manipulations and assembly component selections are faster in eDrawings.
To improve performance, click Tools > Options > General and select Graphics boost and Fastest speed.

eDrawings Professional Features
All eDrawings Professional features from eDrawings 2018 and older are available in the free eDrawings Viewer. This applies to eDrawings for Windows® only (not mobile).

All eDrawings Professional features from eDrawings 2018 and older are available in the free eDrawings Viewer. This applies to eDrawings for Windows® only (not mobile).
For example, you can measure any file in the eDrawings Viewer, whereas the Measure tool used to be available in eDrawings Professional only.
In the SOLIDWORKS software, when you save a file as an eDrawings file, you can still clear the Okay to measure this eDrawings file option to prevent measurement of the file in eDrawings. In eDrawings, when you save a file, you can clear Enable measure.
All new functionality in eDrawings Professional 2019 and later will be available in eDrawings Professional only.

Perspective Views
The Perspective tool has moved to the View Settings tool on the Heads-up View toolbar.

The Perspective tool has moved to the View Settings tool on the Heads-up View toolbar.
To use perspective views, click View Settings > Perspective .

Using Ambient Occlusion
You can view models with ambient occlusion in eDrawings. Ambient occlusion is a global lighting method that adds realism to models by controlling the attenuation of ambient light due to occluded areas. It also provides clarity between components.

You can view models with ambient occlusion in eDrawings. Ambient occlusion is a global lighting method that adds realism to models by controlling the attenuation of ambient light due to occluded areas. It also provides clarity between components.
Ambient occlusion can affect performance.
To use ambient occlusion:

  1. Click Options or Tools > Options.
  2. In the dialog box, on the General tab, under Performance, select Graphics Boost and Fastest speed and click OK.
  3. Click View Settings > Ambient Occlusion (Heads-up View toolbar) or View > Ambient Occlusion.

Save As Web HTML
You can save files as Web HTML files in eDrawings.

You can save files as Web HTML files in eDrawings.
Available in eDrawings Professional.
In eDrawings Professional, click File > Save As. In the dialog box, in Save as type, select eDrawings Web HTML Files (*.html).

Supported File Types in eDrawings
Updated list of supported file types in eDrawings.

File Type (Version) Description
ACIS (Up to 2018.1 (R28))
  • .sat
  • .sab
AutoCAD® (Up to AutoCAD 2018)
  • .dxf files
  • .dwg files
Autodesk® Inventor® (Up to 2018)
  • .ipt
  • .iam
CATIA V5 (Up to V5-6 R2018 (R28))
  • CATPart
  • CATProduct
CATIA V5 [3DXML] (Up to V5-6 R2018 (R28)) .3DXML
eDrawings (Up to eDrawings 2019)
  • .eprt
  • .easm
  • .edrw
JT (Up to v10.0) .jt

.JT data format files do not support Product Manufacturing Information (PMI).

Parasolid (Up to v30.1)
  • .x_b
  • .x_t
  • .xmt
  • .xmt_txt
Solid Edge (V19-20, ST – ST10)
  • .par
  • .psm
  • .asm

Solid Edge files do not support PMI.

SOLIDWORKS (Up to SOLIDWORKS 2019)
  • .sldprt
  • .sldasm
  • .slddrw
Unigraphics-NX (11.0 to 12.0) .prt

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