Free DWG Viewer
Free DWG Viewer 18.104.22.168 LATEST
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Even though this app is marketed as a Viewer, it also has a single file exporting feature that many users will find useful. It can take your Autodesk CAD file and export it in a lightweight CSF format, which will compress and encrypt all your original CAD information and make it inaccessible for anyone seeking to infringe on your intellectual property and hard work.
With other CAD viewer apps on the market, almost always they are burdened with a wide array of other features that make their use more time consuming and complex. On the other hand, It was intentionally made to be light on resources, slim with its features, and easy on your eyes with its streamlined interface. If you want to simply view your CAD files, Free DWG Viewer is the perfect app for you.
Installation and Use
Since Free DWG Viewer needs to retain full compatibility with a wide range of CAD file formats, its installation package comes in with a size of just below 50 MB. After a quick installation procedure where you are tasked only to follow the on-screen instructions, you can finally start the app for the first time.
The interface of Free DWG Viewer is set up in a familiar style that is even simpler than in many other similar viewers and editors. The main canvas for rendering loaded files takes up the majority of the space, with no added viewpoints for different camera views. A small number of tools dispersed around the main rendering canvas are focused either on managing the rendering view (zoom level or panning) or activating the measurement tool, which is the only tool that can directly interact with the objects that are rendered by the app. Export options are limited to firing up the printer configuration window or saving the file in the compressed CSF format.
Features and Highlights
- Lightweight and fast CAD file viewer.
- Integrated ActiveX control plugin for loading CAD files in your internet browser.
- Full support for Autodesk native formats such as DWG, DXF, and DWF.
- Ability to export loaded files in compressed CSF format.
- Streamlined interface.
- Available on all modern versions of Windows OS (Server 2012, 2008, 7, Vista, 8, 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit).
- 100% FREE!
Note: Brava! DWG Viewer 16.2 will be the last release of the free Brava! DWG Viewer. It will expire on February 28, 2018. For a small fee, users can upgrade to Brava! Desktop DXP and keep all the same functionality with no expiration date.