eDrawings is a great tool to communicate your designs with non SOLIDWORKS users. If you have SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium you will also have access to eDrawings Professional which will allow you to add mark ups to your eDrawing files.
One of the mark ups you have available for you is the stamp tool, and eDrawings comes with a variety of useful stamps built in. To place them simply choose the stamp and then click in the graphics area to place it.
A lot of people however don’t realise that you can actually add your own stamp to eDrawings. To do this follow these steps:
1. Create your stamp this can be in png, tif, gif, jpeg, bmp format.
2. Save your stamp in the following location
C:\Program Files (x86)\SolidWorks Corp 2013\SolidWorks eDrawings\lang\english
3. Start eDrawings
4. Goto Stamps
5. Choose your new custom stamp and place it in your document.
TIP: eDrawings Stamps will support the transparency in images such as png tif and gif
TIP: eDrawings Stamps will support the transparency in images such as png tif and gif.
Please note, once a stamp is added and the file is saved, it cannot be removed, hence you have just added a nice water mark with your logo to the file which may elevate some of the worries of sharing files online
TIP: In models, stamps remain fixed in relation to the window when the models are scaled, rotated, or dragged.
You can change the location of where eDrawings looks for the stamp images, which is extremely useful in a multiuser environment where you all want the stamps available to everybody. Simply go to Tools – Options and change the Stamp folder.
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