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Free DWG Viewer

Free DWG Viewer

  -  54.58 MB  -  Freeware
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    Sophia Jones

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    Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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Free DWG Viewer is a streamlined graphics viewer that was built from the ground up to be fully compatible with Autodesk native file formats such as DWG, DXF, and DWF, as well as with open Informative Graphics legacy formats from Brava! Desktop and MYRIAD.

In addition to the standalone desktop application that can run on any Windows released after Windows 7, this package also comes together with the ActiveX control plugin that enables the opening of all supported graphics files straight from inside your favorite web browser.

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.

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!
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.


What file formats does Free DWG Viewer support?
The software primarily supports DWG files, which are native to AutoCAD. Additionally, it can view DXF and DWF files, providing a versatile solution for users who need to work with various CAD file formats.

Is Free DWG Viewer compatible with Windows 11 and 10?
Yes, this program is compatible with Windows 11/10, as well as other versions of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows 8. It ensures broad compatibility for users with different operating systems.

Can I print drawings from Free DWG Viewer?
Yes, it allows users to print their CAD drawings. The software provides printing options so users can produce hard copies of their designs directly from the viewer.

How do I install Free DWG Viewer on my PC?
To install this program on your PC, follow these steps:
  • Download the installer from the official website or a trusted source like FileHorse.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Accept the license agreement and choose the installation location.
  • Complete the installation process, then launch the software to start viewing your DWG files.
Does Free DWG Viewer require an internet connection to function?
No, Free DWG Viewer does not require an internet connection to function. Once installed, it operates as a standalone application, allowing users to view their CAD files offline without any dependency on internet connectivity.


If you are looking for an excellent alternative to this product, we recommend DWG FastView.

  • Compatible with DWG, DXF, and DWF formats
  • Lightweight and fast CAD file viewer
  • ActiveX control plugin for browser integration
  • Ability to export files in CSF format
  • Streamlined, easy-to-use interface
  • Available on all modern Windows versions
  • 100% free to use
  • Limited to viewing and minor interactions
  • Few tools available, mainly for viewing
  • Export options limited to CSF format
  • No added viewpoints for different camera views
  • Lack of official support and updates
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.

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