General Information

System Requirements

32-bit : Windows 7, Vista & XP Professional
64-bit : Windows 7, Vista & XP Professional
CATIA V5 R20, R21, CATIA V5-6R2012 & CATIA V5-6R2013

eDrawings Installation

  • Uninstall all previous versions of eDrawings for CATIA V5
  • Download and run the installer. Follow the configuration instructions to install eDrawings for CATIA V5
  • If CATIA V5 is running during installation, the eDrawings menu and Toolbar will not appear. Restart CATIA V5 to display the eDrawings menu and Toolbar
  • If you do not have CATIA V5 installed, the setup installs only the eDrawings Viewer

Command-Line Installation:

  • Unzip/extract the installation exe to any convenient directory location.
  • Open a command prompt and browse to the location of the extracted files. Type the following in the command prompt :
    msiexec /i ”eDrawings for CATIA V5.msi” [set of Parameters] /qn

Required Parameters

  1. ISCMDINSTALL=1 (for silent installation)
  2. M1DIR : The directory location to install eDrawings to. This location need not be within the CATIA installed location. 
  3. M1VER : Indicate the CATIA V5 version with which eDrawings is to be configured with. (=20 for CATIA V5 R20, =21 for CATIA V5 R21, =22 for CATIA V5-6R2012, =23 for CATIA V5-6R2013)

Optional Parameters

  1. EDVIEWER : Specify the directory where eDrawings Viewer needs to be installed. Ex. “C:\edview” If this location is not specified, the eDrawings Viewer is installed to the default directory.
  2. NODEKEY : Configure the node-locked license of eDrawings for CATIA V5.
  3. FLOATLIC : Specify the floating license server to configure the floating license. Ex. “27000@Spirit”

e.g. msiexec /i “eDrawings for CATIA V5.msi” ISCMDINSTALL=1 M1DIR=”D:\CAD\CATIA\B20\” M1VER=20 EDVIEWER=”D:\CAD\eDrawingsViewer” FLOATLIC=”27007@LicenseSever1″ /qn

Floating or Node Locked License key can be changed/added after installation using license configuration tool.

Using eDrawings Viewer from a Remote Location

It is not necessary to install the viewer on every client machine. The eDrawings Viewer can be installed on a server machine. Client machines can access this location to view eDrawings files. On client machines, create an environment variable EDRW_INSTALL_DIR and point this  to the network path where the viewer is located.
e.g. set EDRW_INSTALL_DIR=\\eDrawings2012\EModelViewer.exe

Configuring Client using Floating License

For floating license setup of edrawings publisher, create an environment variable GSSL_LICENSE_FILE and point it to the license server in the format “port-no@license-server”. E.g. “27000@server-1″

Out of box Installation

An out of box installation refers to a deployment method where eDrawings is not installed within the installed CATIA Root location but to a custom location. This needs to be done via a command line installation as specified in the section above. Following are the configuration changes that need to be made for edrawings to be available within CATIA

CATDLLPath
<>\intel_a\code\bin

CATDictionaryPath
<>\intel_a\code\dictionary

CATGraphicPath
<>\intel_a\resources\graphic\icons
CATMsgCatalogPath     <>\intel_a\resources\msgcatalog
Where <> is the directory specified during installation.

Using eDrawings for CATIA V5

The eDrawings for CATIA V5 setup installs an eDrawings Toolbar and a menu item in the Tools menu of CATIA V5. Open a part, assembly, or drawing in CATIA V5 and click Tools >  eDrawings > Publish on toolbar or menu to publish your CATIA V5 model as an eDrawings file.

Release History

Release 10.4

  • Much improved “Batch Options” dialog.
  • Bug fixes.
  • CATIA V5 R18 and R19 are no longer supported.

 

Release 10.3

  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2014.
  • Added support for saving eDrawings as ZIP/EXE from batch jobs.

 

Release 10.2

  • Added support for CATIA V5-6R2013.
  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2013 SP3.
  • Added support for 64-bit eDrawings Viewer.

 

Release 10.1

  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2013 SP1.

 

Release 10.0

  • Added support for CATIA V5-6R2012.
  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2013.

 

Release 9.0

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R21.
  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2012.

 

Release 8.1

  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2011.
  • Added TIFF and PNG image format support for stamping option.

 

Release 8.0

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R20.
  • Export Bill of Materials information to eDrawings assemblies.
  • eDrawings Viewer has been updated to eDrawings Viewer 2010 SP3.

 

Release 7.1

  • eDrawings Viewer has been updated to eDrawings Viewer 2010 SP1.

 

Release 7.0

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R19.
  • Windows Vista support for CATIA V5 R19.
  • Added support for FTA Captures.
  • Support for command line publishing and scheduling.

 

Release 6.0

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R18.
  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2008 SP4.

 

Release 5.1

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R17.

 

Release 5.0

  • Added support for 64 bit CATIA V5 R16.
  • Added support for eDrawings Viewer 2007.
  • Added support for line thickness in drawings.
  • Added support for color in assemblies.

 

Release 3.2

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R16.

 

Release 3.1

  • eDrawings version upgraded to eDrawings 2006 SP01.
  • Added support for CATIA V5 R15.
  • Support for Autocad 2005 & 2006 in Autocad publisher.

 

Release 3.0

  • eDrawings version upgraded to 2005 SP2.
  • Now you can Batch Publish your CATIA V5 files in one go.
  • Selectively export sheets from your CATIA V5 drawings.
  • Added support for German and French languages.
  • Images attached to CATIA V5 drawings gets published to eDrawings.
  • V4 solids associated with CATIA V5 drawings get exported to eDrawings.

 

Release 2.1

  • Added support for CATIA V5 R14.

 

Release 2.0

  • eDrawings version upgraded to 2005 SP2.
  • Secure your eDrawings models with a password.
  • Added new options dialog to the GUI to configure publish/save options.
  • CGR and V4 models linked to a CATIA V5 assembly can now be exported to eDrawings.
  • Support for hole markers for measuring hole diameter.
  • eDrawings layout now contains both 2D and 3D data for the views.
  • Added support for Japanese language.
  • Transparency setting in CATIA V5 is now exported to eDrawings.
  • Sectioned views can now be exported to eDrawings.

 

Release 1.0

  • Support for Floating License.
  • Added support for CATIA V5 R13.

 

Limitations

  • Unfolded views of drawings are saved with shaded data of folded body instead of unfolded body.
  • Unsupported Items: Filled dimension arrows, Exploded view of the Assembly, Color of the model as per Material properties, Management Representation, User-defined line types, Features thread and tap.
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