Understand Easy CAD Viewer Capabilities
Easy CAD Viewer supports several file formats for output and conversion.
You have direct access to drawing files created by AutoCAD-based applications for the following purposes:
|•||Open, view, print, annotate DWG, DXF, and DWF files|
|•||Obtain geometric information from drawings such as distance, length, mass, and volume|
|•||Plot DWG, DXF, DWF files to a plotter|
|•||Convert any format to the other formats among DXF, DWG, DWF.|
|•||Create vector-based and full-text searchable PDF and SVG files direct from DWG, DXF, and DWF files|
|•||Render DWG, DXF, DWF files to image formats such as BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA.|
|•||Convert DWG, DXF, DWF files forward and backward with versions as early as AutoCAD Release 9 and as recent as AutoCAD 2015.|
You do not need to know AutoCAD to use Easy CAD Viewer.
Supported File Formats
Drawing created in AutoCAD-based products can be saved or exported to the following three file formats.
|•||DWG drawing file format is the native file format for AutoCAD-based products. With Easy CAD Viewer, you can read all drawing files regardless of version, and you can save to DWG file formats as early as AutoCAD Release 9 and as recent as AutoCAD 2015.|
|•||DXF (Drawing Interchange Format) is a published file format used for interoperability between Autodesk products, third-party applications, and non-Autodesk products. ASCII DXF and binary DXF options are available for data exchange.|
|•||DWF (Design Web Format) is a file format ideal for sharing drawing file information with team members, vendors, clients, subcontractors, and customers that do not have access to an AutoCAD-based application.|
|•||PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) is one of the most commonly-used file formats for sharing drawings with team member and clients who do not have AutoCAD-based application installed. It is a cross-platform data exchange format widely-used in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, Linux, HP-UX etc.|
Note: Saving DWG files to earlier file formats can result in the loss of features and functionality and even layout.
Easy CAD Viewer is limited to viewing, publishing, annotating, and converting DWG, DXF, DWF files. You cannot use it to change or save drawing files.