In the field of drafting and 3D design, few names are as well-known as AutoCAD.
First launched by AutoDesk in the 1980s, AutoCAD was considered THE standard software platform for drafting for decades.
Until today, there are still so many AutoCAD users that the standard AutoCAD output file – the DWG – can be found everywhere. However, not all people have the budget to buy the AutoCAD software platform, which costs more than $1000. For users, who just want to view DWG files, a free DWG viewer software could be really useful. If you’re one of these people, then read on as we look at the best alternative DWG viewers.
Best of all, they’re all free! DWG (from drawing) is the native file format for 2D and 3D drawing created in AutoCAD, as well as in other CAD packages such as BricsCAD and IntelliCAD.