DraftSight & eDrawings
To do more with SOLIDWORKS, get these essential tools. Collaboration, communication, and innovation are vital to successful product design. So are these free applications and services. Each one will empower you to design better products faster, and at lower cost.
DraftSight - Free 2D CAD Software
DraftSight is a professional-grade; free 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files. You can start sharing, connecting and interacting with the 3DSwYm DraftSight community members. DraftSight can be used to create 2D drawings, update and maintain .dwg and .dxf files, create PDF files, and exchange files with companies who either provide or require data saved in either .dwg or .dxf file formats.
DraftSight takes just a few minutes to download and runs on Microsoft® Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 (general release available), Mac® and Linux® (Mac and Linux currently in beta).
eDrawings - Free CAD File Viewer
Download free eDrawings Viewer software to view, print, and review all types of eDrawings files. In addition, eDrawings Viewer allows convenient viewing of supported AutoCAD® DWG and DXF files and native SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings. The eDrawings Viewer is intended primarily for people who do not use CAD software and thus do not need to publish eDrawings files themselves.