Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do You Markup? New SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings Pro Features

2013 is going to be a great year for administrators, CAD managers, and documentation specialists. In addition to the new CAD Admin dashboard, new Admin Image deployment dialog, new revision clouds, and don't even get me started on the streamlined EPDM workflow editor, SolidWorks 2013 also now gives you the ability to bring your eDrawings markups right into your SolidWorks drawings!

What it takes: An eDrawings Professional license on at least one end of the transaction, in order to do markups in eDrawings (click here for a chart of file types vs. license types).

What to do in eDrawings:

If the SolidWorks files are available:

  1. Open the .slddrw file directly in eDrawings and use the markup tools.
  2. Either save the .slddrw file itself with File > Save - OR - save a markup file (.markup) with File > Save Markup

If the drawing has been saved as an .edrw:
  1. Open the .edrw in eDrawings and use the markup tools.
  2. Save a .markup file with File > Save Markup
What to do in SolidWorks:

If the markup was saved in the .slddrw: Open the drawing.

If the markup was saved in a .markup file: Open the drawing.  Insert (the pull-down menu) > eDrawings Markup File. (It's really easy, I know.)

You can have multiple people send in multiple .markup files and insert each of them into the drawing, overlapping each other. Look in the eDrawings markup tools options to make each user's markup a different color even!

Check out the right-click menu on the eDrawings Markups in the FeatureManager tree for hide and delete options.

What it looks like:


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