EDW File Extension

EDW file icon
EDrawings SolidWorks Corp
  • Developer
    SolidWorks Corporation
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is EDW file?

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.

Programs which support EDW file extension

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.

Programs that support EDW file

Windows Windows

How to open file with EDW extension?

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.

Step 1. Install SolidWorks software

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.

Step 2. Update SolidWorks to the latest version

If the problems with opening EDW files still occur even after installing SolidWorks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.

Step 3. Associate EDrawings SolidWorks Corp files with SolidWorks

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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the EDW file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SolidWorks installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open EDW files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EDW extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with EDW extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the EDW for errors

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.

1. Check the EDW file for viruses or malware

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run SolidWorks

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.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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