How do I view SolidWorks files if I don’t have SolidWorks?

Do you ever have designs that you need to share with members of an extended team, or with clients who don’t use SolidWorks themselves? Or do you ever need to review designs from a personal computer, possibly at home or while on vacation? If you ever find yourself in a situation like this, don’t panic–we have you covered.


SolidWorks offers a free and easy solution for you called eDrawings Viewer. The eDrawings Viewer allows you to open eDrawings files, get dimensions, and collaborate with others by using the mark-up capability. Anyone with access to a PC–or even a Mac–will be able to view AutoCAD®, DWG and DXF files, as well as native SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Downloading eDrawings Viewer is easy and painless. Just visit the eDrawings Viewer homepage, find the appropriate version for your needs, and click Download Now. The entire downloading process takes less than 5 minutes, and you’re done!

If you need to review designs on the go and you’re not able to access a computer, eDrawings is also available for download for Android and iOS devices. You can learn more about eDrawings features available for mobile devices by visiting eDrawings Goes Mobile*.

Once the software has been successfully installed, you can test it by downloading sample drawings from our Samples page and then opening them in eDrawings Viewer. You can also enhance your eDrawings Viewer knowledge by reviewing our FAQs. If further assistance is required, Support options are also available to you. So as you can see, not only is the software free – the eDrawings Viewer web site is a great resource for information!

Download eDrawings Viewer Now

*There is a small fee for mobile apps. See individual stores for pricing.

Robert Benenato

Robert Benenato

Customer Center Administrator & Marketing Assistant at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation
Customer Center Administrator & Marketing Assistant at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation. Musician/songwriter when away from my desk.