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Chipsea
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Autodesk autoCAD

Post by Chipsea » Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:54 pm

I know this is an old question but I"m a newby to the board, What is available for cheap or better still, for free, to read Autodesk AutoCAD drawing files. I don't necessarily have to mess with the drawings though that would be an advantage, but open and review is what I need. Someone in this distinguished collection of characters must have an answer.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by Rob_Black » Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:00 pm

Look for Volo View Express, downloadable for free from the Autodesk web site. Allows read only, but price is right.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by John_Stevenson » Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:45 pm

Fastcad also has a free viewer on their web site at http://www.fastcad.com
This will open fastcad files, DWG and DXF files which are comon to a lot of other programs.
It's about a 3 meg download as against Volo view at about 60 meg.
Who need s a 60 meg download just for a viewer??

John S.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by Chipsea » Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:46 pm

Many Thanks Rob I will contact the website and post the results.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by Chipsea » Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:12 pm

John I downloaded the program you recommended and will post my comments and experiences. Thanks for the fast responses to all
Jim.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by 97r82 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:34 pm

I use autodesk 360 on my android phone and tablet. This app gives you dimension and red mark capabilities also. Free app from autocad.

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by earlgo » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:02 am

DraftSight 201x is a fully operational AutoCAD clone by Dassault Systemes that is FREE. With it you can create, read, and modify .dwg, .dxf files. I use it instead of the ancient AutoCAD LT 2002 that I finally figured out how to load on Win10.

http://www.3ds.com/products-services/dr ... -software/

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by dorin » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:33 am

Finally VIAcad has a 2D version for about $30.00 that does a good job.
www.chaski.com

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Re: Autodesk autoCAD

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:42 am

why don't you try Autodesk FUSION?

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