A few weeks ago I received a packet from "eDrawings for Dummies".
(I am not insinuating!) It looks interesting but I have not had a chance
to look into it. The claim is it will view ACad, Inventor, SolidWorks,
ProE, CATIA and Unigraphics/NX.
Files can be set to view or not view
Can toggle through simple or complicated user interface
Can manipulate drawings (zoom, area, rotate, pan, perspective
Can add comments on drawings (collaboration)
Can markup drawings
Anyone can open the email file because the viewer is encapsulated in
Can save as eDrawing file, Zip, HTML, .exe
Can measure drawings
Assemblies can be exploded and animate (ProE, SW, Unigraphics)
The eDrawings viewer will save in JPEG, TIFF, and BMP to use in
brochures, data sheets, Web pages.
Can enable STL output.
These excerpts are taken from the pamphlet I received in the mail.
A CD came with it
but I have not done anything WRT evaluating. It has a time limit, ~2 weeks.
I have a similar problem and this might work for me. I make no
only passing this along. It might be good, it might not, I don't know
now. It appears
to be related to SolidWorks somehow.
Hope this helps, let us know if (someone) gets to working with it.
Chris Novrocki wrote:
>Pro Engineer / PDF Gurus,
>We are looking for the best possible way to make all engineering
>information available electronically to the general population (people
>The only solution we keep coming back to is PDF.
>Is there anyone out there that gets all of their Pro Engineer drawings
>into PDF format ? If so, what do you use to create them, digitally sign
>them and how do you all manage this information ? I think the ultimate
>goal here is for the master copy of the drawing to be in PDF format
>instead of a paper copy.
>We would also like to do this with reports, AutoCAD drawings, ECR's,
>etc.... (anything and everything electronic)All information under one
>Is there a better idea out there than PDF ?
>Thanks in Advance,