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View dwg files in a VB form

View dwg files in a VB form

View dwg files in a VB form

I would like to view dwg files (AutoCAD) in a VB form.  Does anyone know of a plug-in or other method?

RE: View dwg files in a VB form

CadSoftTools does not seem to read 2004 files and does not seem to handle 3D drawings.  Other suggestions?

RE: View dwg files in a VB form

The Infograph viewer did not show 3D objects as anything but wireframe.  A check on their web site reveals that it is 2D only.  Rats.  Nice try though!!

RE: View dwg files in a VB form

Did you want to display a 3D surface/solid model then?
For what its worth you can display 3D wireframe using a Java applet from
But this might not be of much use.
Can you stitch Java applets into a VB program? or maybe call up a HTML page containing the applet in IE from your VB program?

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