eDrawings 2021 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. For Microsoft Operating System Lifecycle information, see Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

macOS Sierra (10.12)

eDrawings 2019 SP5 is the last release to support macOS® Sierra (10.12).

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, 64-Bit Operating System

SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP5 is the last release to support the Microsoft Windows® 7 Operating System.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 products will not install on Windows 7.
Microsoft Windows 7 mainstream support ended January 13, 2015. By exception, SOLIDWORKS 2018-2020 support is extending into Microsoft’s Extended Support period, which ends on January 14, 2020. These requirements apply to all SOLIDWORKS products.
eDrawings Version eDrawings Support Microsoft Extended Support eDrawings Lifecycle Start eDrawings Lifecycle End
eD 2018 Yes Yes Oct 2017 Dec 2019
eD 2019 Yes * Partial (15 months) Oct 2018 Dec 2020
eD 2020 Yes * Partial (3 months) Oct 2019 Dec 2021
eD 2021 No/Install blocked No Oct 2020 Dec 2022
* A SOLIDWORKS fix that is dependent on a Microsoft Windows 7 fix cannot be provided during the latter part of the SOLIDWORKS Lifecycle.

Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64-Bit Operating System

SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP5 is the last release to support the Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system.

SOLIDWORKS 2019 products will not install on Windows 8.1.

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.

Graphics Card Requirements for Virtual Reality

AMD graphics cards that support virtual reality (VR):
  • Radeon™ Pro WX 7100
  • Radeon™ Pro WX 8200
  • Radeon™ Pro WX 9100
The earliest supported driver version is 19.Q1.2. Drivers are available at: https://www.amd.com/en/support.
NVIDIA™ graphics cards that support VR:


Antivirus Software

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

DVD Distribution Media

Beginning with SOLIDWORKS 2021, customers who have requested DVD upgrade shipments will receive three DVDs.


Properties Tool

The Properties tool is renamed to Mass Properties.

Virtual Reality

File > Open in VR is not supported on virtual machines.

Service Pack 3.0

There are no service pack 3.0 specific items at this time.

Service Pack 2.0

There are no service pack 2.0 specific items at this time.

Service Pack 1.0

There are no service pack 1.0 specific items at this time.