Full format name of files that use EDW extension is EDrawings SolidWorks Corp. SolidWorks Corporation defined the EDrawings SolidWorks Corp format standard. EDW files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with EDW extension are categorized as 3D&CAD Files files. The 3D&CAD Files subset comprises 290 various file formats. The software recommended for managing EDW files is SolidWorks. Software named SolidWorks was created by SolidWorks Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and EDW files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support EDW files. EDW files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with EDW extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to EDrawings SolidWorks Corp files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with EDW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EDW files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the SolidWorks developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download SolidWorks installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SolidWorks Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening EDW files still occur even after installing SolidWorks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SolidWorks is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that SolidWorks cannot handle files with EDW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of SolidWorks is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing SolidWorks (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EDW files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EDW file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EDW file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. EDW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the EDW file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the EDW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EDrawings SolidWorks Corp file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with EDW extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with EDrawings SolidWorks Corp file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle EDW files.
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