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    Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by brads, Oct 8, 2013.

    1. brads

      brads Active Member

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      At my company we are continuing the push towards a paperless office. Currently as part of every project, the project manager will print off an A3 drawing pack containing every part and assembly drawing for the project. This is then used in project meetings etc. We now have projectors in the meeting rooms.

      We don’t have SolidWorks composer here and we only have PDF readers. We create PDF of each drawing in SolidWorks.

      Does anybody know of a way or free program to create SolidWorks drawing packs? Where we would be able to replace individual pages as parts or assemblies change? Also where we could include a project title page? Where we could also include PDFs of other items such as excel spread sheets for BOMs or costing? Where we could arrange the order of the pages so the parts for each sub assembly follow the sub assembly drawing?
       
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    3. David Balkwill

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    4. WernerF

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      eDrawings

      How about eDrawings? As far as I remember, the creation of eDrawing-files is included in the better Solidworks licenses and the simple reader is free of charge. Check with your SolidWorks partner for more details.
       
    5. brads

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      Thanks for responses, we tried PowerPoint however we had scaling/formatting issues. We have e-Drawings but I wasn't aware you could create drawing packs in it (we only use it to view individual drawings) so I will give that a go.
       
    6. Hikingff77

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      We use Adobe, the full version, not just reader.
       
    7. brads

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      I wanted to use Adobe but it was way too expensive. Really I need a free program I think.
       

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