EDRW File Extension

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SolidWorks EDrawings Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Popularity
    3.2 (11 votes)

What is EDRW file?

These are files that represent mechanical designs that are exported by the Solid Work software. It is an eDrawing CAD design draft that is used to reduce the size of any project to enable effective emailing of the drafts. It is able to compress any drawing project by up to 95% without distorting. This file can represent tools, building materials or casing for any mechanical design.
A .edrw file can be published by various eDrawing software such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, Google SketchUp, CoCreate and the Unigraphics. The program that export this file is a comprehensive designing tool that has the standard, professional and premium editions.

Programs which support EDRW file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open EDRW files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with EDRW 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.

Programs that support EDRW file

How to open file with EDRW extension?

Problems with accessing EDRW may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with EDRW 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 EDRW files.

Step 1. Get the SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EDRW files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer or one to the listed programs: SolidWorks, eDrawings Viewer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support EDRW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer and update if needed

If you already have SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer installed on your systems and EDRW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer installed, it may not support EDRW format. The most recent version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open EDRW files to SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer

If you have the latest version of SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage EDRW on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the EDRW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open EDRW files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the EDRW file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with EDRW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the EDRW is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper EDRW file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the EDRW file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the EDRW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the EDRW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the EDRW file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic EDRW file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with EDRW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the SolidWorks EDrawings Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EDRW files. Close all running programs and try opening the EDRW file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SolidWorks EDrawings Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle EDRW files.

Conversion of a EDRW file

File Conversions from EDRW extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to EDRW file
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