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Free viewer?

Free viewer?

Free viewer?

I've looked around but I cannot find a free viewer out there for a AutoCAD/dwg drawing. I tried to download one from Autodesk's web site but there were technical issues. Google searching I found a few sites.....but my malware protector is not liking the sites.

Does anyone know of a good source for a free viewer?

RE: Free viewer?

What did you download from AutoDesk? TrueView?
What issues did you have?


RE: Free viewer?

Within its (mostly 2D) capabilities, Draftsight can display .dwg drawings.
I have gotten it to generate and display simple 3D objects, but it can't do Boolean operations on them.
It _may_ be able to display a complex 3D object; I have not tried to do so.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Free viewer?



What issues did you have?

That it wouldn't download.

RE: Free viewer?

...and, boy is it slow. Faster for me to copy the *.dwg to a stick and run it through Bricscad on my laptop... and, Autodesk hasn't figured out how to rent it, yet


RE: Free viewer?

Trueview is extremely slow for me. Just to open up a simple schematic. I use Bentley View to open and print both Autocad and Microstation files. It is free, but you need to create a free account to register it.

RE: Free viewer?

Going back decades, the free viewers from Autodesk have always been bloated, super slow, and very buggy. Making a good impression is apparently not high on their list of priorities.

... except for Fusion 360, which is free for a month and inexpensive thereafter, and which seems capable of taking away a lot of business from Dassault Solidworks.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

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