How to Embed eDrawings in PowerPoint

Updated March 23, 2017

It is possible to embed eDrawings into Microsoft PowerPoint. eDrawings is a program from Solid Works. After you embed the eDrawing into PowerPoint, you can then play your slideshow. The eDrawing will appear on the slideshow just like any other image file you embed into the slideshow. This is a good PowerPoint tool to use because it allows you to add more depth to the PowerPoint, which in turn allows you to keep a captive audience.

Go to the slide you want to embed eDrawing into.

Select "Insert" on the top bar of PowerPoint, then "Object."

Select the appropriate eDrawings version you are using under "Object Type."

Click "OK."

Select "Browse" next to Filename. Then find where you saved your document. Documents are normally found in "My Documents," but you may save them elsewhere.


If you want to change any of the features of the eDrawing, go to "EnableFeatures" then "Property Pages." From here you can set any features available in PowerPoint.

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