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What is an EASM File?

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Question: What is an EASM File?

Did you find an EASM file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you an EASM file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the EASM file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open an EASM file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .EASM file extension refers to.

Answer: A file with the EASM file extension is an eDrawings file.

Other types of files may also use the EASM file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .EASM extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open an EASM File:

The easiest way to open an EASM file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the EASM file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit EASM files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

SolidWorks eDrawings, is a free CAD program that will open EASM files for viewing. Be sure to click on the FREE CAD TOOLS tab on that download page to find the eDrawings download link.

EASM files can also be opened with SketchUp. If you choose SketchUp, be sure to download the eDrawings Publisher Plug-In as well.

If you know anything else useful about EASM files, please let me know so I can update this page.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the EASM file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open EASM files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert an EASM File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert an EASM file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the EASM file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course if you don't have a program that opens EASM files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the EASM file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using an EASM File?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the EASM file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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