eDrawings 2023 SP0 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.

3D Stereo Viewing

eDrawings 2021 SP5 is the last release to support the option, 3D Stereo Viewing, in Tools > Options > General. 3D Stereo Viewing is only supported with NVIDIA® 3D Vision. Refer to the End of Life FAQ for NVIDIA 3D Vision.

Graphics Boost Option

eDrawings 2021 SP5 is the last release to support the option, Best appearance, including reflections, in Tools > Options > General.

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.


The option, Display internal edges for transparent part, lets you see internal edges in transparent parts. This option is off by default because it may affect performance. You can specify the option when you have a document open. The option saves across sessions.