How much time does it take to set up Drew?

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Installation of Drew and setting up your Blueprints takes only a few minutes:

  1. Download the trial version from here or purchase a license from our shop to receive a download link.
  2. Run the installer. The installation is really quick and simple. The only thing you might want to change is the installation folder, but the default folder works just fine.
  3. Start SOLIDWORKS. Drew has been added to the list of add-ins.
    1. Drew should be enabled by default.
    2. If you see no new tab at the right of your screen (see image below), go to Tools > Add-ins and enable Drew.
    3. You can always whether Drew should with start SOLIDWORKS via Tools > Add-ins.
  4. Activate your license: either by entering the license code your received after purchase, or by starting a trial.
  5. Go through the Welcome Wizard to create your Blueprints

Task pane icon:

Drew task pane icon

Add-Ins menu:

solidworks load unload add-in

Task pane when you haven’t created a license or settings yet:

Drew task pane get started

Click Get Started to open the Welcome Wizard.