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Best/Fast DWG viewer?

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Has anyone a good recommendation for a good DWG viewer? I am tired of importing, choosing units, etc. just to view a file. A slow procedure.

There is a simpler viewer called "eDrawings" but it crashes constantly.

Has anyone here discovered a better alternative?

Thank you!

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Hugo, I used to use volo view for a dwg viewer and that worked fine but autocad now only has the desktop viewer and I have not checked to see if that can view DWGs or not and I did not want to download just to look at it.

Tom

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Hugo, I used to use volo view for a dwg viewer and that worked fine but autocad now only has the desktop viewer and I have not checked to see if that can view DWGs or not and I did not want to download just to look at it.

Tom

Autocad's free viewer is Windows only.

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eDrawings is totally reliable for me too and is the best viewer i've used

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Weird thing! eDrawings used to work perfectly but now it is crashing in every machine here at the office, a mix of MacBooks, iMacs and Mac minis.

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We use AutoDesk TrueView, running Windows XP in Parallels Desktop. It has proved to be a reliable tool for viewing incoming AutoCAD files and checking outgoing AutoCAD exports. It is Windows only, but is available for Mac users with the expenditure of several hundred dollars and a little bit of time. It was worth it to us.

iMac 20" Intel Core Duo

VW 12.5

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Hugo - Try running disk utility or contacting eDrawings directly.

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Katie, tahnk you. I already contacted them and they suggested checking an option in the Preferences called "Use Software Open GL". It has worked for many files, but huge DWG files still crash or behave very slow. Anyway, the situation is better. But fot bigger files, the only option I have is to import them into VW.

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