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What are SLDDRW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SLDDRW file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SLDDRW files.

What is a SLDDRW file?

A .SLDDRW file is a SolidWorks Drawing file.

Files that contain the .slddrw file extension are most commonly associated with the SolidWorks software application. The SolidWorks CAD program is distributed by the Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. and provides users with 3D software tools that allow users to create, simulate and publish 3D data on their computers.

The SolidWorks CAD program allows users to create 2D and 3D designs using the SolidWorks software application in the same way that other similar CAD programs assist in the computer-aided drawing process.

While other computer-aided drawing programs save CAD files with the .cad file suffix, the drawing files created with the SolidWorks CAD software are saved with the .slddrw file extension.

How to open SLDDRW files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SLDDRW file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SLDDRW file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different SLDDRW openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SLDDRW files. Remember, different programs may use SLDDRW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Solidworks eDrawingsSolidworks eDrawingsUser submitted
SolidWorksSolidWorksUser submitted
SolidWorks ViewerSolidWorks ViewerUser submitted
HSMWorksHSMWorksUser submitted
SolidWorksExplorerSolidWorksExplorerUser submitted
SheetWorksSheetWorksUser submitted

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