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Updated 18 Sept 2000

The ArNoNa CADViewer is a Java based viewer for AutoCAD Drawing Web Format (DWF) and SVF.

Unlike a plug-in the CADViewer is installed once on your Web server and enables anyone (Windows/ Mac/ Unix etc) to view and redline CAD drawings on your site without installing anything.

ArNoNa CADViewer Light is free while the Pro version adds Redlining, Printing, SVF format etc.

Review from Arnona Internet Software Inc.

Arnona's is a free CAD sharing site with Nothing To install, No Software to download.

The Java Based Viewer offering cross platform compatibility where drawings may be posted in DWF & SVF formats and secured by password.

A Professional version allows Redlining over the web.

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LinuxCAD 3D v2.0 - High Quality Professional CAD for Linux.

LinuxCAD is the leading computer-aided design and drafting program for the Linux Operating System today. Since its original introduction in 1998 LinuxCAD has grown in sales and functionality.

LinuxCAD supports DXF , DWG , DXS , SLD , SHX graphics formats.

Review from Softwareforge.

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QCad A powerful but easy to use 2D CAD program for Linux.

QCad uses DXF as its standard file format. You can load, merge and save DXF files. Furthermore it offers support for the HPGL format. While other CAD packages get complicated to use and unclear, QCad tries to stay comfortable and even an absolute beginner can create professional drawings with a minimum of effort.

QCad requires the Qt Libraries, and is available under GPL for Linux and Unix Platforms, with a 15 day Trial version available for Windows Platforms.

Review from RibbonSoft.

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SolidWorks 99 Viewer - Free plug-in for viewing SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings

Share designs easily over the Internet using the free SolidWorks Viewer, available in Windows and Java versions. Provide your customers with a preview of designs in process. Ensure that you are on the right track before you produce costly prototypes. With the SolidWorks Viewer you can send designs for client review by email, or place designs on the web for your client to open and review.

The SolidWorks 99 Viewer functions as an internet plug-in or as a standalone Windows application.

The Viewer is compatible with Microsoft Windows 95/Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. However, we recommend that the SolidWorks 99 Viewer be used in conjunction with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Review from SolidWorks.

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WHIP!® enables you to access and distribute drawings over e-mail, on a LAN, a floppy, or the Internet without using CAD. And best of all, it's free!

Since WHIP! displays drawings inside a web browser and inside standard Windows 95 or Windows NT applications, you'll be able to view drawings online and offline. WHIP! uses the drawing web format (DWF), a lightweight vector file format that preserves the security and precision of original DWG files, while ensuring the speedy display of drawings.

WHIP! allows you to Open, View, and Print DWF Drawings.

Review from Autodesk.

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View32, a stand-alone CAD viewer built with FastCAD's engine, is now available as a free download. Quickly view & print 2D CAD drawings. Supported formats include FCW, FCD, ECW, DWG, and DXF. A zipped version is now available, enabling you to install from floppy disks.

Review from Evolution Computing.

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Volo View Express

If you have simple view-and-print requirements, get Volo View Express-the free companion viewer for DWG, DWF, and DXF file formats that you can distribute to everyone on your design team.

Review from Autodesk.

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XchangeWorks is a free-of-charge data translation plug-in that allows for the import of data from most mechanical CAD products on the market today.

XchangeWorks integrates seamlessly into your existing Autodesk environment and affords import ability for the industry standard data exchange formats, IGES, STEP, VDAFS, as well as SAT(ACIS) and Parasolid® formats. More importantly, XchangeWorks allows for the direct import of native SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER and Unigraphics part files directly into AutoCAD or Mechanical Desktop.

Review from SolidWorks.

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