eDrawings Viewer is a free CAD viewer for Mac that allows you to view, print and review native eDrawings and SOLIDWORKS files, as well as AutoCAD DWG and DXF files. eDrawings Viewer is an email-enabled communication tool that simplifies the sharing of product design information. You can load and send files via email to collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development, including people who are not regular CAD software users. eDrawings Viewer also enables you to measure, mark up and section 2D and 3D designs, as well as animate 3D standard views and 2D drawing views.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use eDrawings Viewer for Mac in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download eDrawings Viewer for Mac
To download eDrawings Viewer for Mac, you need to visit the official website of eDrawings[^1^] and click on the \"Download Win/Mac\" button under the \"eDrawings Viewer\" section. Alternatively, you can also download eDrawings Viewer for Mac from the Mac App Store[^2^] [^3^] by searching for \"eDrawings\" and clicking on the \"Get\" button.
Step 2: Install eDrawings Viewer for Mac
Once you have downloaded eDrawings Viewer for Mac, you need to install it on your Mac. If you downloaded it from the official website, you need to double-click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions to complete the installation. If you downloaded it from the Mac App Store, you need to open the App Store app and go to the \"Purchased\" tab. There, you will find eDrawings Viewer under your list of purchased apps. Click on the \"Install\" button to install it on your Mac.
Step 3: Open eDrawings Viewer for Mac
After installing eDrawings Viewer for Mac, you can open it by clicking on its icon in the Launchpad or in the Applications folder. You will see a welcome screen that gives you an overview of the features and benefits of eDrawings Viewer. You can also access the help menu by clicking on the question mark icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Load and View CAD Files
To load and view CAD files in eDrawings Viewer for Mac, you can either drag and drop them into the application window or use the \"File\" menu to open them. You can also load files from email attachments, cloud storage services, web and FTP sites, and network drives. eDrawings Viewer supports 3D (EASM, EPRT, SLDASM, SLDPRT, IGES, IGS, JT, STEP, STP, IFC) and 2D (EDRW, SLDDRW, DWG, DXF) file formats.
Once you have loaded a CAD file in eDrawings Viewer for Mac, you can use the toolbar at the top of the screen to zoom, pan and rotate your 2D or 3D CAD data. You can also use the mouse wheel or trackpad gestures to navigate your view. You can browse your assembly components tree, configurations and drawing sheets by using the sidebar on the left side of the screen. You can also view your designs in full screen mode by clicking on the full screen icon at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Use Markup, Measure and Section Tools
eDrawings Viewer for Mac also allows you to interrogate designs and collaborate with precision by using markup, measure and section tools. To access these tools, you need to click on the \"Tools\" menu at the top of the screen and select one of them.
The markup tool allows you to add comments, shapes, arrows and stamps to your CAD files. You can also change the color, size and style of your markups. To save your markups, you need to click on the \"File\" menu and select \"Save Markup\". You can also export your markups as PDF or image files by clicking on the \"File\" menu and selecting \"Export Markup\". ec8f644aee