03 August 2006
Drawing Viewers          
Here is a comparison of several DWG viewers. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a collection of some of the popular drawing viewers, in no particular order. If you are using something that you think should be on this list, let me know.

Name View DWG View DGN Measure Plot Markup Cost
Autodesk DWG TrueView Yes No No Yes No Free
Bentley View Yes Yes Yes Yes No Free
Bentley Redline Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free#
Solidworks eDrawings Viewer Yes No No Yes No Free
guthrie CAD Viewer Yes No Yes Yes Yes $
cimmetry AutoVue Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* $
AutoDWG DWGSee Yes No Yes Yes Yes* $
Trix DrawingCenter 5 Yes No Yes Yes Yes $
progeCAD Viewer DWG Yes No No Yes Yes $
Brava DWG Viewer Yes No Yes Yes No Free
Myriad 3D/2D Viewer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $
* = in certain versions
# = certain conditions - check website


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Comment from: Blogger Melanie (Stone) Perry
Date: August 4, 2006 at 12:33:00 PM CDT  

~thumbs-up~ very sweet list. Handy...

Comment from: Anonymous Anonymous
Date: September 19, 2006 at 9:45:00 AM CDT  

I would add a note to Bentley View & Redline that, while they can view dwg files, they cannot view the latest 2007 format.

Good list.

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