SLDDRW

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Title(s): SolidWorks Drawing Format

Version ID: SolidWorks 2009

Date released: 2008-09-17

Date: 1995

Creator(s): SolidWorks Corporation

Contributor(s): SolidWorks Corporation

Relationships: - The SolidWorks Drawing format was developed by SolidWorks Corporation in 1995. SolidWorks Corporation was acquired by Dassault Systèmes in 1997.

  • Syntax Format(s): None
  • Family Format(s): None

Description: SolidWorks Drawing format files contain drawings, notes, and annotations generated from SolidWorks Assembly SLDASM or SolidWorks Part SLDPRT format files. The SolidWorks Drawing format uses the Microsoft structured storage format for storing hierarchical data in a file.

History: See SolidWorks Company History for an overview of the format and company history.

Example(s):

Identifier:

Documentation: Documentation Template

File Extensions: SLDDRW

Applications:

Magic numbers: Unknown; Proprietary format

Format(s): Unknown

Rights: Proprietary license

Sustainability Factors:

  • Standardization:
  • Adoption:
  • Self-documentation: None
  • External dependencies: None
  • Technical protection considerations:

Typical use: CAD CAM

File classification:

  • Type {Binary, Text}: Binary
  • Raster data:
    • Raster data 2D:
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      • Description:
    • Raster data 3D:
      • Is Supported:
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  • Geometric representation:
    • Implicit representation:
      • Implicit surfaces:
        • Is Supported:
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      • Implicit curves:
        • Is Supported:
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      • Point set:
        • Is Supported:
        • Description:
    • Mesh:
      • Manifold surface meshes:
        • Is Supported:
        • Description:
      • Manifold volume meshes:
        • Is Supported:
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      • Non-manifold meshes:
        • Is Supported:
        • Description:
    • Parametric representation:
      • Parametric surfaces:surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
        • Is Supported:
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      • Parametric curves:
        • Is Supported:
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    • Contour sets:
      • Is Supported:
      • Description:
    • NURBS:
      • Is Supported:
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  • Multi-resolution models:
    • Is Supported:
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  • Dynamics:
  • Boundary representation - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
    • Manifold surface boundary representations:
      • Is Supported:
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    • Manifold volume boundary representations:
      • Is Supported:
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    • Non-manifold boundary representations:
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  • Material transparency:
    • Is Supported:
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