You can open, view and plot, and that's about it.
No measuring capabilities.
Many firms want to provide an application for non-CAD users to view DWG files and allow for simple linear and area measurements. Free is not even a requirement.
So it looks like we have three choices.
- DWF Composer - User (remember, a non-CAD user) must open DWG file in the included DWG viewer, then publish to DWF. Then open DWF in Composer to measure.
- AutoCAD LT - Way overkill. These non-CAD users do not need all the functionality of LT
- Third Party - Bentley View is one of many third party apps that can open DWG and provide tools for linear and area measurements.
Make your own conclusions using the viewer comparison.
BTW - If you turn off the command linein DWG TrueView, I don't see any way to get it back. The warning message tells you that Ctrl+9 will do it, but it doesn't. Oh well, you don't need it anyway.
PermaLink Posted 10/24/2005 11:45:00 AM