EASM file extension is used for files containing 2D/3D drawing created with CAD software and generated by specialized eDrawings Publisher plugin. However, such file is only a representation of the project, not the actual project/design. EASM file stores related parts of the project in a compressed XML format.
Project saved as EASM file can be viewed and printed, but not edited. Creator of the projects thus has a guarantee that the recipients of the files will not be able to access restricted project data. Because EASM file is stored in compressed XML format and small in size, it can be easily used for CAD project web distribution purposes.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support EASM files. Files with EASM extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Problems with accessing EASM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with EASM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EASM files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EASM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SolidWorks or one to the listed programs: SketchUp, eDrawings Viewer, Autodesk Inventor. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SolidWorks website and download the installer.
You still cannot access EASM files although SolidWorks is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why EASM files are not compatible with SolidWorks. The latest version of SolidWorks should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate EASM files with latest version of SolidWorks you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EASM file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EASM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the EASM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the EASM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the EASM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the EASM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the EDrawings Assembly Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EASM files. Close all running programs and try opening the EASM file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with EDrawings Assembly Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the EASM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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