eDrawings 2018 SP3 Release Notes

You can view the most recent Release Notes here.

For a list of fixed SPRs, click here.

Refer to What's New, available from the Help menu, for descriptions of new functionality.

End of Life Announcements

For current information about active products and End of Life products, see System Requirements.

System Requirements

System and Graphics Requirements

To ensure successful installation and optimum performance, see System Requirements.

For optimum graphics performance and stability, see Video Card Requirements. Recommended graphics cards and drivers are flagged with the RealView icon.


Antivirus Software

Some antivirus software prevents proper installation of SOLIDWORKS. For additional information, see Antivirus.


OBJ Files

You can open .obj files in eDrawings. Limited functionality is available with these files.

Service Pack 3.0


A bug caused markup replies to disappear. This bug has been fixed.

Opening Files

A Microsoft Windows® 10 bug caused eDrawings to consume a large quantity of system memory when you opened files that contained many images. This bug has been fixed.

You can open Autodesk® AutoCAD 2018 files in eDrawings.

Service Pack 2.0

STEP Files

If you try to import STEP files in the eDrawings free version, you may get an “Error reading file” message. To fix this issue, install Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2013 at Microsoft.com.

Service Pack 1.0

3D Views

If you use SOLIDWORKS files (.sldprt, .sldasm) with 3D Views, you must resave them in SOLIDWORKS 2018 Service Pack 1 for the 3D Views pane to show only the 3D Views for the active configuration on last save.