A .SLDDRW file is a proprietary CAD file that is created using the SolidWorks CAD software program, which is developed by the Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. The SLDDRW file contains 2D vector line drawings and the file is associated with the SolidWorks 3D file formats such as .SLDPRT and .SLDASM. Further, the SLDDRW file that contains CAD designs can be used to simulate and publish the design on the PC.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support SLDDRW files. SLDDRW files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SLDDRW files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SolidWorks Drawing Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SLDDRW files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SLDDRW files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install SolidWorks or one to the listed programs: eDrawings Viewer. 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.
If you already have SolidWorks installed on your systems and SLDDRW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why SLDDRW 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 SLDDRW files with latest version of SolidWorks you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default 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 SLDDRW file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the SLDDRW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SLDDRW file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the SLDDRW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic SLDDRW 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 SLDDRW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open SLDDRW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SolidWorks Drawing Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle SLDDRW files.
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