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'''History:''' See [http://www.solidworks.com/sw/656_ENU_HTML.htm SolidWorks Company History] for an overview of the format and company history.
 
'''History:''' See [http://www.solidworks.com/sw/656_ENU_HTML.htm SolidWorks Company History] for an overview of the format and company history.
  
'''Example(s):''' [[Example::Example Template]] - Information and example models of the engineering format.
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'''Example(s):'''  
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*  Sample file: [[Media:SLD.tar]]
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* Sample Screenshot: [[Media:DRWImage.PNG]]
  
'''Identifier:''' [[Identifier::]] - A URL or other identifier that refers to the engineering format.
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'''Identifier:''' [[Identifier::]]
  
'''Documentation:''' [[Documentation::Documentation Template]] - Information in general about the engineering format.
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'''Documentation:''' [[Documentation::Documentation Template]]
  
 
'''File Extensions:''' [[File Extension::SLDDRW]]
 
'''File Extensions:''' [[File Extension::SLDDRW]]
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* '''Native application(s):'''  
 
* '''Native application(s):'''  
** [[Native Application::SolidWorks SLDDRW Format - Solidworks]]
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** [[Native Application::SolidWorks Formats - Solidworks]]
** [[Native Application::SolidWorks SLDDRW Format - eDrawings Viewer]]
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** [[Native Application::SolidWorks Formats - eDrawings Viewer]]
  
* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::Engineering Format Application Template]] - Applications which can read or write files of this format, but are not native applications for the format.
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* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::Engineering Format Application Template]]
  
 
'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::Unknown; Proprietary format]]
 
'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::Unknown; Proprietary format]]
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* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::None]]
 
* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::None]]
  
* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]] - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
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* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]]
  
 
'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::CAD]] [[Typical use::CAM]]
 
'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::CAD]] [[Typical use::CAM]]
  
'''File classification:''' - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.
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'''File classification:'''
 
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::Binary]]
 
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::Binary]]
* '''Raster data:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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* '''Raster data:'''
** '''Raster data 2D:''' - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 2D:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]]
** '''Raster data 3D:''' - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 3D:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]]
* '''Geometric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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* '''Geometric representation:'''
** '''Implicit representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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** '''Implicit representation:'''
*** '''Implicit surfaces:''' - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]]
*** '''Implicit curves:''' - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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*** '''Implicit curves:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]]
*** '''Point set:''' - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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*** '''Point set:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]]
** '''Mesh:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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** '''Mesh:'''
*** '''Manifold surface meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]]
*** '''Manifold volume meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]]
*** '''Non-manifold meshes:''' - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]]
** '''Parametric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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** '''Parametric representation:'''
*** '''Parametric surfaces:''' - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:'''surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]]
*** '''Parametric curves:''' - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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*** '''Parametric curves:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]]
** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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** '''Contour sets:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]]
** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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** '''NURBS:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]]
* '''Multi-resolution models:''' - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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* '''Multi-resolution models:'''
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]]
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]]
* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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* '''Dynamics:'''
** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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** '''Kinematics:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]]
 
** '''Assembly:'''
 
** '''Assembly:'''
 
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::No]]
 
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::No]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::APIs are available for custom programming in Visual Basic and C, but not Assembly]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::This is a drawing format only]]
 
** '''Force(s):'''
 
** '''Force(s):'''
 
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::No]]
 
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::No]]
 
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::This is a drawing format only]]
 
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::This is a drawing format only]]
 
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
 
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]]
** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]]
** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]]
* '''Material transparency:''' - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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* '''Material transparency:'''  
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]]
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]]
  
 
'''References:'''  
 
'''References:'''  

Latest revision as of 12:13, 1 June 2009

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

References: