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How do I View DRW files

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How do I View DRW files

I have been sent a number of DRW files and am trying to view their content. Is there any viewing software package that will allow me to do this? I have downloaded a Trial version of CREO 4 and it will not open them. Is there something I need to do or have installed for this software to actually work? a sample file is attached if that will help

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Re: How do I View DRW files


@BillHasted wrote:

I have been sent a number of DRW files and am trying to view their content. Is there any viewing software package that will allow me to do this? I have downloaded a Trial version of CREO 4 and it will not open them. Is there something I need to do or have installed for this software to actually work? a sample file is attached if that will help


You have at least 2 problems:

  • file name contains a space
    • easy fix - simply rename and lose the space
  • missing the drawing model(s)
    • typically Creo Parametric drawings have at least one model - sometimes more than one
    • you will need to get whoever sent you the drawing to also send the needed model(s)
    • I have tried to open the drawing and it is missing at least one model:
      • Model S_HOUS_AIROUT_NET_SE528002_DE.PRT is not in this directory.

Re: How do I View DRW files

You can try Creo View Express.

https://www.ptc.com/en/products/plm/plm-products/creo-view/extension-express

I don't remember the details but I think that is the drawing was saved with the correct options, it will be viewable.

I tested on 2 drawings, one worked perfectly and the other one, a very large drawing, had issues.

As Randy said, if you need to open the drawing in Creo Parametric, the drawing does not stand alone, you will need all the model files (.asm, .prt, etc.). 


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: How do I View DRW files

Hi,

 

1.)

1ZSE528002-DE_EMC filter.drw is invalid name - somebody rename the file outside of Creo. If you open the file in Notepad++ you can see this:

realname.png

 

2.)

I renamed 1ZSE528002-DE_EMC filter.drw to drw0003.drw

 

3.)

File > Open > click arrow on Open button and change it to View Only

viewonly.png

 

You will see this result.

drawing.png


Martin Hanák

Re: How do I View DRW files

@MartinHanak wrote:

 

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File > Open > click arrow on Open button and change it to View Only

 

 

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Over 20 years using this software, I didn't know this option existed!  How long has this been possible?

--
Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: How do I View DRW files

When I try this the format is still getting loaded and I don't see anything in the drawing views.  Not sure how useful this is...

Drawing - View Only.PNG

 

Edit:  Apparently "save_display" has to be set to "yes" for this to work.  Read all about it here: http://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/usascii/#page/detail%2FAbout_View-Only_Mode.html%23

Re: How do I View DRW files

 

save_display yes ... enables users to see "picture of the drawing" in Creo ViewOnly mode

 

save_drawing_picture_file embed ... enables users to see "picture of the drawing" in Creo View Express application


Martin Hanák