eDrawings 2014 Release Notes

This document provides general information about the eDrawings® 2014 release. For more information:

For new eDrawings features See Administration Guides and select the What's New in SolidWorks document.
For installation tips See Administration Guides and select the eDrawings Installation and Administration Guide document.
For eDrawings Help Click Help and select eDrawings Help.
For eDrawings product information See www.eDrawingsViewer.com.
Known Issues Service Pack 4.0
System Requirements Service Pack 3.0
Installation Service Pack 2.0
  Service Pack 1.0

Known Issues

eDrawings and component-level display states

The component-level display state functionality is not yet supported in eDrawings.


Pro/ENGINEER® models can be imported with the following limitations:
  • Pro/ENGINEER version 16 through Wildfire 5.0 are supported.
  • Parts and assemblies can be imported, but drawings cannot.
  • If a model uses Pro/ENGINEER family table instances, then the .xpr and .xas accelerator instance files must be present for correct results. Although these instance accelerator files are optional for Pro/ENGINEER, they are required in eDrawings. When the family table instance modifies the top level of an assembly, open the .xas file corresponding to that instance.
  • Colors in part files are recognized, but colors applied at the assembly level are lost during translation.
  • Certain Pro/ENGINEER features, such as annotations, sketches, and layers, are not imported.

Adobe Acrobat 3D

Executing 3D Capture in Adobe® Acrobat® 3D causes eDrawings to consume large amounts of memory. The problem has been reported to Adobe.


The eDrawings Viewer does not support the option Always display text at the same size for SolidWorks documents (in SolidWorks, select the Options tool, and then select Detailing for the Document Properties tab). Annotation text scaling is supported for eDrawings part and assembly files published from SolidWorks. Only 1:1 text scaling is supported for SolidWorks part and assembly files opened in eDrawings.

Known issues:

  • Password-protected dxf/dwg files are not supported.
  • The Search command in the Help does not work.

SolidWorks drawings

Perspective views created in SolidWorks drawings are not shaded in the eDrawings Viewer.

eDrawings Measure

Measure is disabled for non-draft quality broken views.

System Requirements

Operating system requirements

  • eDrawings is supported on Windows® 8.
  • eDrawings is supported on Macintosh® Mac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), and Max OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). It is no longer supported on Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, or the PowerPC™ platform.
  • eDrawings is no longer supported on Windows XP.


End-User License Agreements

You must accept the End-User License Agreements for every service pack upgrade for every product.

Service Pack 4.0

There are no version-specific notes for this release.

Service Pack 3.0

There are no version-specific notes for this release.

Service Pack 2.0

There are no version-specific notes for this release.

Service Pack 1.0

There are no version-specific notes for this release.