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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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