In an interview earlier this year, David Copperfield apparently mentions SolidWorks eDrawings iPad app. His comment doesn’t appear in the released edit of the interview video, but it is mentioned in the body of the article about the interview: David Copperfield is looking to tech for new tricks. His interview was at the CES 2015 and also his museum. In the interview, he talks about modern interaction with his fans and how he utilizes social media to add depth to and improve his shows.
One thing I forget to mention about eDrawings for Android in yesterday’s article is how wonder something simple like an actual standard Back button is with this (and any) app! In eDrawings for Android when you have a document open, your device’s Back button takes you out of that document back to the list of documents loaded onto your device. Of course, there is a hidden UI back button too if you have a document open: the eDrawings logo in the upper left corner.
The very much anticipated initial release of eDrawings for Android is now available from the Google Play store. As with its sibling on the iOS, this inexpensive app is $1.99. It can view SolidWorks models (.sldprt), assemblies (.sldasm) and drawings (.slddrw). Of course, it can view eDrawing formats (.edrw, .eprt, .easm). These files can be loaded from any standard source (email, online clouds, website, etc) including files directly copied in the eDrawings folder on your device.
Multiple exploded views per configuration
In assemblies and multibody parts, the ability to create multiple exploded views for each configuration is now available. As before, each exploded view appears under the specific configuration in the Feature Tree at the Configurations tab. Now, multiple exploded views can appear as a list under each configuration . This means you now longer need that the old workflow of having to maintain separate configurations for separate exploded views, even when the configurations are otherwise identical.
This functionality is also now supported in eDrawings.
Copying exploded views
Additional power has been added to exploded views and configurations where you can use normal windows Copy-and-Paste functions (CTRL-C/CTRL-V) to copy and paste exploded views between configurations! To do this, highlight an exploded view in one configuration and hit CTRL-C. Go to another configuration in the same assembly, and hit CTRL-V. Easy!
The Pro version of eDrawings on iPad, called eDrawings Pro for iPad, is now available from the Apple App Store. This is a new app ($4.99 for 30 days or so, then $9.99 regular price) that goes beyond viewing SolidWorks documents. All of the same formats can be viewed (SolidWorks files, eDrawing formats and .DWG). Now, you have the ability to cut section views, measure, and read and write a variety of comments. All images in this article are actual screen shots.