Red Line SolidWorks File

December 5th, 2008


Did you know you can store red line markup information in the native SolidWorks file?

Red Line Example

Open a SolidWorks file in eDrawings [if red lining is enabled] red line to your heart’s content and save. Even if the part gets changed by SolidWorks, the red line information stays in the file.

Certainly this is great news for all Enterprise users since you can see red line information right in the preview window, but it is good for anyone who wants to red line but not have an additional file to maintain.

Now, will someone tell me why I cannot see the red line data in SolidWorks?! It’s enhancement request time!

Jeff Sweeney

CSWE Engineering Data Specialist 3DVision Technologies

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2 Responses to “Red Line SolidWorks File”

  1. shigh says:

    Suprisingly, this functionality was added in SolidWorks 2008 sp2.0. The file has to be saved out of SolidWorks Professional or Premium 2008 sp2.0 or greater. From the SolidWorks knowledge base, files saved out of SolidWorks Standard will not be able to be measured or red lined in edrawings (kb article S-020384)

  2. Jeff Sweeney says:

    ….unless you are using eDrawings Professional

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