Edrawings For Mac

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The complimentary eDrawings software for the Mac ® operating system (eDrawings for Mac) contains most of the functionality of the Windows version including animation, measure, and print. Opening review-enabled files activates the eDrawings Professional tools (markup, move, cross-section, etc.) There is no eDrawings Professional for Mac. For eDrawings and 3D ContentCentral issues only. For SOLIDWORKS support, please contact your Value Added Reseller. For all other support related issues, see the main Support home. Contact Information. EDrawings ( SOLIDWORKS for Mac) Operating Systems: eDrawings 2015: eDrawings 2016: eDrawings 2017: Mac 10.12: N/A: Mac 10.11: N/A: Mac 10.10: N/A: Mac 10.9: N/A: Mac 10.8: N/A: Hardware & System Requirements: SOLIDWORKS for Mac. SOLIDWORKS System Requirements: Hardware and system requirements for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD products (including SOLIDWORKS.

We are often asked if it is possible to run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac computer – the answer is YES you can! Watch our video summary to find out how.

We know quite a few users running SOLIDWORKS successfully on a Mac, and SOLIDWORKS recently updated their system requirements to include virtualisation such as parallels. However, the limit of this support is that although it will install, it may not run well as Macs rarely have supported graphics cards.

We therefore would NOT recommend this setup above a Windows based professional workstation.

Although SOLIDWORKS will run on OS X there are some major considerations to be aware of. SOLIDWORKS cannot run directly on macOS, so first you will need to install Windows on your Mac using an application such as Boot Camp or Parallels. There are other considerations such as graphics performance and the applications you are using SOLIDWORKS for. Watch the video above for a guide to this, alternatively, visit the original Solid Solutions article here.

Other SOLIDWORKS Applications for Mac

SOLIDWORKS do develop several other applications that are available for macOS and iOS. This includes eDrawings Viewer for macOS, as well as eDrawings and eDrawings Professional for iOS. DraftSight is also available for macOS as a beta version.

If you’re currently using SOLIDWORKS and considering a move to Apple hardware, or if you’re currently an Apple user and are considering SOLIDWORKS, we suggest contacting your local reseller (UK and Ireland) to discuss the pros and cons of using SOLIDWORKS on mac OS before making any final decisions.

Learn more about hardware and system requirements. Find your local educational reseller here.

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Available eDrawings® products are:

eDrawings Viewer

View and create eDrawings files and other supported file types. A free version and a fee-based eDrawings Professional version exist (See Licensing).

A SolidWorks installation includes the SolidWorks Document Manager, SWDocumentMgr.dll. When eDrawings is installed on a system without SolidWorks, drawings that include elements such as custom properties and tables may not be displayed with their most current data. When you open a SolidWorks drawing, you are warned about the missing DLL and given the option to install it. If you continue without doing the download, SolidWorks drawings that rely on the DLL are marked with a warning that some of the content may not be up-to-date.

To use the file reference checking for standalone eDrawings installations, you must download and install the SolidWorks Document Manager when prompted. The Mac OS® version of eDrawings cannot check file references.

eDrawings Publishers

Create eDrawings files from inside CAD applications. Currently there are publishers for these applications:

  • AutoCAD®
  • Autodesk Inventor®
  • CATIA® V5
  • CoCreate®
  • Google™ SketchUp®
  • NX™/Unigraphics®
  • Solid Edge®
  • SolidWorks® The eDrawings Publisher is installed with the SolidWorks application.
  • STEP/IGES/STL, DWG/DXF files, and Rhino formats
  • Vero VISI

These applications are installed directly on the local hard drive.

Some CAD applications install the eDrawings application when you install the CAD application. Check your local hard drive for an installed version of the eDrawings application.

Edrawings 2020 Viewer

eDrawings and eDrawings Pro for iPad

eDrawings and eDrawings Pro are available for the iPad®. You can download them on the App StoreSM. For more details, visit the App Store:


eDrawings products are available at these web sites or from your CAD application disk:


Licensing is required for eDrawings Professional, which is the eDrawings Viewer with enhanced functionality. The primary methods of licensing are:
  • eDrawings Professional standalone
  • SolidWorks Professional*
  • SolidWorks Premium*
  • eDrawings Professional - network - SolidNetwork License (SNL)

Free Dwg Reader For Mac

eDrawings Publishers for CATIA and for NX/Unigraphics require licensing.

Edrawings For Macintosh

Edrawings For Mac

Edrawings For Mac Download

* When eDrawings Professional is installed as part of SolidWorks Professional or SolidWorks Premium, eDrawings Professional functionality is available if the SolidWorks license has been activated or you are within the grace period.