Opening files with SEFree2D

Hi there you all

Is there a possibility to open *.DXF and *.DWF files with SEFree2D as default?

I was not able to 'connect' these file-types with the .exe-file of SEFree2D - so I always have to run the software and then search to the appropriate path.

Open with a doubleclick from the explorer would be so much 'nicer' - any suggestions in this area?

Thomas Ramel

Re: Opening files with SEFree2D

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Yes you can do this on DWG and DXF files. It is an operating system function, not Solid Edge directly.

I assume you do not have AutoCAD on your system because once you do this, you cannot double click to open in AutoCAD.

First you need to find SolidEdge.exe in the 'Solid Edge 2D Drafting\Program' folder.

Right mouse click on one of the files in your folder. Click on 'Open' or 'Open with' depending on your operating system. Click on 'Select a program from a list of installed programs'. Click on OK. In the 'Open with' dialog, make sure that 'Always use the selected program...' is checked. Navagate to where you found SolidEdge.exe and click on the executable. Click on OK.

You should be able to double click on the DWG or DXF file to open it.

Rick B.