AutoCAD is probably the most well known CAD application around. This is due to the large and rich development history that it has had over the years which has ensured it posses a plethora of tools and features which are well suited for both students and professionals.
A downside to AutoCAD is the fact that if you want to share a project with someone, that person needs to have it installed on their PC and it’s really not a software you can download and install in a minute.
For this reason, DXF Viewer was developed in order to provide a faster and simpler means of opening and viewing AutoCAD project files.
DXF Viewer displays a more than comprehensive interface which makes it accessible to anyone regardless of their experience with computers. It’s comprised from a simple window from where you are able to load the file and view its content.
There is no complicated installation process or any kind of configuration so you will be able to have DXF Viewer up and running in a minute or two.
A basic tool for basic needs
DXF Viewer, as its name suggests, is capable of opening only files that are in DXF format. The format is especially designed to bridge data transfers and project visualisation between AutoCAD and other CAD software.
So, apart from opening and viewing the aforementioned file type, there’s not much more you can do. It’s possible to zoom in or out in order to get a good look at the project and change the text encoding type in case you need to but that’s just about it.
You can’t export the project as an image or crop out a certain portion and any kind of editing is out of the question.
All-in-all, despite its limited functionality and poor feature offer, DXF Viewer can still be your go-to application whenever you need to easily open and view a DXF file.