SOLIDWORKS eDrawings makes it simple to view, share, and collaborate on 2D and 3D design files. Shorten your product's time-to-market by communicating more effectively with everyone involved in the development process.

Review and share important CAD files

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings software is the first email-enabled communication tool that dramatically eases sharing of product design information.

You can quickly interpret and understand any SOLIDWORKS drawing by dynamically viewing the 3D model as it automatically rotates through each drawing view. Identify and match geometry in multiple drawing views, allowing easier interpretation when comparing the same location within different views.

Make it easy for anyone to interpret and understand Simulation results coming from SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Plastics.

Did you know that you can download eDrawings for free?

Why SOLIDWORKS eDrawings?

There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Easy design collaboration and shorter time-to-market
  • View and print native SOLIDWORKS, supported AutoCAD, DWG and DXF files
  • Get accurate representations of 3D models and 2D drawings,created with the most widely used CAD systems

Our packages

eDrawings Professional

With eDrawings Professional you can share design files, communicate and collaborate even more expressive then before with other CAD professionals and your customers. You also have the possibility to experience 3D designs in Augmented reality and Virtual reality, AR and VR. eDrawings Professional is available on Win, iOS and Android.


eDrawings Viewer

With eDrawings Viewer you can easily view, share and collaborate on 3D product design files. There is no need to worry about design software compatibility and your designs will be shared as a lightweight file in its on viewer. Available on Win, Mac, iOS and Android.


eDrawings Publisher

eDrawings publisher supports CAD files from multiple softwares and works as a single language for all. By reducing the file size with 95 percent in comparison to a normal CAD-file you can easily share your file via email. Available for iOS and Android.

Want to see full package features?

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings comes as different solutions. Find the perfect fit for you.

Functions and features

Functions and featureseDrawings ProfessionaleDrawings ViewereDrawings Publisher
Ultra Compact Files
Drawing Layout
3D Pointer
Point-and-Click Animation
View Design Analysis Results
Save In Many File Formats
Extensive CAD Product Support
File Properties
Markup Tool
Measure Tool
Dynamic Cross Sectioning
Move Components and Explode Views
View Configurations
Play SOLIDWORKS Animations
Rich eDrawings API
View Mass Properties
Virtual Reality (VR)

Note: Available on Win, iOS and Android.

Want to learn more? Download eDrawings product sheet here.

Bring your designs with you

With eDrawings Mobile app for Android and iOS you can not only bring your designs with you at all time, but get feedback even faster.

Review data and send your design files via email directly through your phone. eDrawings is available at both Viewer and Professional levels.

Download and install eDrawings on your mobile here:

Frequently asked questions

To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.

Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

Dassault Systèmes has announced that there will be changes in their business models starting from July 1st 2023.

  • New SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licenses: All new purchases of CAD license Subscriptions will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • All new SOLIDWORKS Perpetual licenses require two years of initial subscription with Cloud Services at the time of purchase.
    • The subscription with Cloud Services will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • New SOLIDWORKS Term Licenses: All new SOLIDWORKS CAD TERM licenses will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • Term licensing will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • Existing Subscription: It does not affect your current SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses on subscription and the price will not change. However, you will have the flexibility to upgrade to a Subscription with Cloud Services for a nominal fee.

Read about the changes and how they will affect different licenses here: Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

Can I get SOLIDWORKS for free?

Unfortunately, a SOLIDWORKS license is not free. The software comes in 3 different packages Standard, Professional and Premium, which all have various functionalities and prices. Learn more above or contact us.

However, Dassault Systèmes offers the software to students for education. If your school or university already has SOLIDWORKS Education, the student access is automatically available for you as student. Your professor will provide a license code granting you instant access. If not, please contact us, and we will help you gain access. Researchers, who meet requirements are also eligible for attractive discounts.

Start-ups that meet certain requirements can obtain access to SOLIDWORKS for free for the first year to help you to get started.

SOLIDWORKS also offers network licenses to eligible incubators, who help start-ups. This provides them with the best tools to work with from the beginning of their journey.

Finally, if you are interested in investing in SOLIDWORKS, but want to test the capabilities of the software first, our free trials may be a great option for you.

Contact us to learn more about your options.


Yes, you can.

With SOLIDWORKS Term licensing you’ll forget all about expensive one-time licenses. It gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution, where you pay for the software on a subscription basis.  

Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS.

How do I learn how to use SOLIDWORKS?

Although SOLIDWORKS is one of the most intuitive CAD solutions on the market, its immense capability can be challenging to take advantage of.

We offer an extensive range of trainings, where you and your company can obtain all the skills you need and keep them up to date. With an active subscription, you will also gain unlimited support from our certified local SOLIDWORKS experts.

To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site and YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Which SOLIDWORKS design solution is the right for my business?

Every company is unique and faces different challenges when trying to find the perfect design tool.
As customer needs and expectations evolve, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS is offering more varied, cloud-focused product development solutions.

Get the full overview of SOLIDWORKS Design Tools here – Download whitepaper

What are the hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS?

We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Dassault Systèmes has official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS – visit SOLIDWORKS website.

Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.

Where can I purchase SOLIDWORKS?

You can only purchase SOLIDWORKS through a certified reseller like PLM Group. The SOLIDWORKS Software offering is a comprehensive solution for all your design needs, and it may be challenging to decipher, which tools you need. Our experts can help you find the perfect solutions for your needs – contact us

Scalable license models

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can choose to rent or buy the software – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
When experiencing a short-term need – renting a license is a good option. It gives you easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.

SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licensing
When you have a long-term need for a solution, a perpetual license is more cost effective.

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    Deciding on the right 3D CAD solution for your company is not an easy task. It can be a jungle to navigate between the offers and which concrete tools you need, that can help you accelerate innovation and strengthen the product development process.

Why us

Achieve impressive results and bring your products to market faster with our expertise and technologies.

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We understand investing in the future is a huge decision. We are happy to have a conversation with you about your goals and how we can help you reach them. Please contact us today, and we’ll guide you every step of the way towards success.