Use the free* DWG TrueView™ to accurately view, plot, and publish authentic DWG™ and DWF™ files. And now, DWG TrueView™ incorporates all the functionality of DWG TrueConvert™. This means you can translate any AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based drawing file for compatibility.
DWG™ technology from Autodesk is the original and accurate way to store and share design data when working with AutoCAD® software. With billions of DWG files circulating throughout every design industry, it’s one of the most commonly used design data format. Have complete confidence in the integrity and reliability of your data. Use authentic DWG. What Is TrustedDWG? TrustedDWG functionality identifies DWG files that were not last saved by an Autodesk or RealDWG™ software licensee product. RealDWG Developer Toolkit Give your products a competitive edge with the RealDWG developer toolkit that provides the ability to create applications with 100 percent DWG read/write capability. Features Use DWG TrueView™ software to accurately view, plot, and publish authentic DWG files. * Share AutoCAD® drawings easily and accurately among engineers and architects. * View and plot DWG™ and DXF™ files, and then publish them as DWF™ files for quick and easy review and markup in Autodesk® Design Review. * Take accurate distance and area measurements using the new object snap capabilities. * Publish 3D DWF files. * Get full support for the new AutoCAD 2009 drawing enhancements. * Ensure the integrity and reliability of your data. * Always get full drawing fidelity because the viewer is built on the same viewing technology as AutoCAD® 2009 software. * Convert sets of drawings from new versions of AutoCAD to older versions, and vice versa, using incorporated TrueConvert functionality. * Add page setup information during the conversion process. * Use the AutoCAD eTransmit technology to bundle a complete file set for conversion. System Requirements System Requirements for 32-bit DWG TrueView * Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or AMD Athlon, 2.2 GHz or faster or Intel or AMD Dual Core processor, 1.6 GHz or faster * Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Windows® XP SP2 * 512 MB RAM Microsoft Windows XP * 1 GB RAM Microsoft Windows Vista * 550 MB free disk space for installation * 1024×768 VGA with True Color * Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 browser (SP1 or later) * CD-ROM or DVD drive Additional System Requirements for 64-bit DWG TrueView * AMD64® or Intel EM64T * Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows Vista 64-bit * 2 GB RAM * 550 MB free disk space for installation 64-bit DWG TrueView cannot be installed on a 32-bit Windows operating system 1. What happened to the DWG TrueConvert software? With this release of DWG TrueView™, the complete functionality of DWG TrueConvert™ has been incorporated into DWG TrueView. DWG TrueView software now translates DWG™ files created with AutoCAD®, AutoCAD LT®, or other AutoCAD-based applications to the 2009 DWG file format. 2. What DWG file formats can I convert to? DWG TrueView software translates DWG files created with any Autodesk or RealDWG™ software licensee product to the AutoCAD R14, AutoCAD 2000, AutoCAD 2004, and AutoCAD 2007 DWG file formats. 3. What DWG file formats can I convert from? You can convert any version of DWG files created with AutoCAD-based products using the DWG TrueView software. 4. Do I need to have AutoCAD 2009 or AutoCAD LT 2009 installed on my computer to run the DWG TrueView software? No. You can install and run the DWG TrueView software with or without any version of AutoCAD installed on your machine. 5. How reliable is DWG TrueView software in converting older DWG files to AutoCAD 2008 DWG file formats? The DWG TrueView software uses the same DWG engine as AutoCAD does to convert DWG files. Therefore you can expect precisely the same output as the software Save As command. 6. Can DWG TrueView software be used to convert DWG files to other file formats such as DXF or DWF format? No. DWG TrueView software only converts DWG files to newer or older versions of the DWG file format. 7. What languages will DWG TrueView software be available in? DWG TrueView software will be available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese. 8. What happens to custom objects created by Autodesk or third-party add-on applications when 2009-based DWG files are converted using DWG TrueView software? When you create Autodesk or third-party custom objects in AutoCAD DWG files and save your drawing with proxy graphics turned on, you can convert these drawings and maintain visual fidelity of the custom objects. However, you cannot edit the drawing in other releases. To modify custom objects in other releases, explode the custom objects in the drawing before you convert it. If you want to convert drawings created with AutoCAD® Architecture or AutoCAD® Mechanical software, use the Save to AutoCAD DWG feature before you convert the drawing. For drawings that contain custom objects, it is recommended that you do not use the DWG TrueView software to convert them to a newer release. When a drawing that contains custom objects is converted, the custom objects themselves are not converted. Unexpected results might occur if you attempt to open the converted drawing in a custom object application.