Build custom applications to meet your business and engineering requirements
Click below to download instructions that will allow you to take advantage of the eDrawings® API (Application Programming Interface). Included with the download of any eDrawings Publisher products, the eDrawings API allows customization of eDrawings software to meet the specific requirements of your organization. You will need an eDrawings Professional license to build applications that take advantage of the advanced capabilities of eDrawings Professional.
As an email-enabled application, eDrawings software offers capabilities that can support a variety of engineering and business processes, including product data management and automated manufacturing. The eDrawings API is comprehensive and enables functions such as automatic archiving of product designs; listing of product design components for visualization purposes; publishing of eDrawings files without having the original CAD application running; viewing of configurations and mass properties; creation of tool tips in association with components; and integration of the advanced viewing and mark-up capabilities.
How to get API SDK:
SolidWorks eDrawings 2009 API SDK is available in SolidWorks Installer.
Features & Benefits
Archive Product Designs Automatically
Seamlessly create and archive product design information for reference purposes using eDrawings files.
Share and View Lists of Product Design Components
Share design component information via your company's web site, within custom applications, or inside Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
Share and View Configurations
Share multiple variations of a product design within a single eDrawings file.
Share and View Mass Properties
Allow eDrawings file recipients to view dimensions, mass, volume, density, and surface area of either parts or assemblies shown within an eDrawings file.
Create Tool Tips to Associate with Components
Quickly create tool tips to associate with components and display these within eDrawings files to help make interpretation faster and easier.
*An eDrawings Professional license is required in order to use the eDrawings Professional features with the API.