eDrawings Pro for iPad is available now!

You may recall that we released eDrawings for iPad earlier this year, which lets you view and review native eDrawings® files, DraftSight® files, SolidWorks® parts, assemblies and drawings files. But some of you have been asking us to expand the feature set, and include some of the capabilities found in the desktop version of eDrawings Professional.

So today, we’re happy to announce the availability of eDrawings Pro for iPad. Some of the new capabilities include dynamic cross section views,
measurements, markups and annotations, and the unique ability to share it all
by email.

With a brand new intuitive user interface and improved performance, eDrawings®
Pro for iPad enables you to dynamically view cross sections of your models in
XY, YZ, or ZX directions from both sides and easily drag the cross section
plane on screen or with a convenient slider. You can also measure distances in
your designs, with easy-to-use selection filters for faces, edges, vertices,
and holes.


With eDrawings® Pro for iPad you can create markups on your drawings, including text notes, freehand notations, dimensions, cross-section  views, photos, and camera snapshots. You can share your marked up eDrawings files with others for review and further comments. All markups with history are saved within the eDrawings file.


  • New intuitive and easy-to-use user interface
  • Significant performance improvements for opening, viewing, and interacting with all types of models
  • Open 3D (EASM, EPRT, SLDASM, SLDPRT), 2D (EDRW, SLDDRW, DWG, DXF), and associated files from any source: email attachments, cloud storage services (Dropbox™, Google Drive™, SkyDrive®, YouSendIt®, and others), email, web and FTP sites, networks, and iTunes® File Sharing
  • Zoom, pan, and rotate your 3D and 2D CAD data using multi-touch
  • Browse your assembly components tree, model configurations and drawing sheets
  • Hide, show, or make components transparent
  • Select View mode: standard orthogonal views, shaded with edges, perspective view
  • Play animated 3D standard views as well as 2D drawing views
  • View your designs in full screen and double tap to fit it on screen
  • Double tap zooms to drawing views
  • Markup your designs and send to others, and read others’ markups
  • Measure your design data
  • View cross sections of your 3D designs
  • Sample files included

eDrawings Pro is available now for download on the Apple App Store. Regular price is $9.99, but it will only be $4.99 for the next 30 days. Download it today.




Matthew West

Matthew West

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  • Hi,

    Just downloaded it and took it for a spin. Was hoping it actually worked this time round. No luck.

    First EASM file I tried to open gave me a memory error and crashed the App. This is with a fresh iPad restart and no other Apps running.

    Come on guys… If Autodesk can get their Apps to work – then surely you can up your game ?

  • Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The assembly I’m saving out has four part files and is relatively simple. The file isn’t corrupt as it works perfectly under eDrawings pro on the desktop as well as on the eDrawings viewer on our clients machines.

    Just to be sure I have saved it out numerous times, with various settings adjusted each time to see if they make any difference. If I save out only an eDrawings part file, and not an assembly, then I can open it in the App.

    It seems to be an issue with file size and memory required, as I experienced the same memory crashes with the first edrawings App.

  • Jared,

    If you can pass along the files to me I can get them to the development team so they can try to replicate the issue and possibly suggest a different way of saving it out, or enact a fix in the app if that’s what is needed. I know that it’s sometimes hard to send out private files, but if you can share them, we’ll keep them internal. If you can share it, email it to: certification @ solidworks.com and put attn: Mike