What is DWG TrueView?
The Autodesk DWG TrueView is a free utility for Autodesk's AutoCAD software, and is used to view AutoCAD DWG files without having to install the main application. The DWG TrueView software is available for all users (even those without the AutoCAD program) and is based on the viewing engine of main application. This means that you can view DWG files or files made by AutoCAD using this software, although in read-only mode (meaning you can only view and access DWG files, not edit or modify them in any way). The DWG TrueView is also a stand-alone application and does not require any other Autodesk applications installed for it to work.
The other component of Autodesk's viewing programs is the Autodesk Design Review, which can be paired with the DWG TrueView. The Autodesk Design Review is a companion application released with most Autodesk imaging and design applications, such as AutoCAD, that allows you to view designs and files generated by these applications without having to install the appropriate software themselves. It can be likened to a document viewer and enables an express and convenient way to review (thus the name) designs on a computer without such software, useful for different sectors of a company or firm to approve the designs and output of its designers without being in danger or at risk of accidentally modifying them. The Autodesk Design Review is also completely free, and is an all-digital method of viewing, marking up, tracking changes to and even printing these documents, which can be both in 2D and 3D.
File types supported by DWG TrueView
Our users primarily use DWG TrueView to open these file types: