View CAD Drawings
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) files may contain 2D or 3D designs. They are generated by CAD software programs, which can be used to create models or architectural plans. 2D CAD files are often referred to as drawings, while 3D files are often called models, parts, or assemblies. The AutoCAD is arguably the most prevalent CAD software on the market. It’s used by professionals and hobbyists alike. If you work with CAD, you’re likely to already be familiar with some of AutoCAD’s most common file formats, such as DWG and DXF.
Supported CAD Formats
The following CAD formats are supported by the GroupDocs.Viewer for Java. Auto Detection means that GroupDocs.Viewer for Java can determine the type of the CAD drawing by reading the information in the file header.
|File Extension||File Type||Auto Detection||Note|
|.DGN||MicroStation Design File (V7)||Yes|
|.DWF||Autodesk Design Web Format||Yes|
|.DWG||AutoCAD Drawing||Yes||Supported formats: Release 11, 12, 13, 14; DWG 2000, 2000i, 2002; DWG 2004, 2005, 2006; DWG 2010, 2011, 2012; DWG 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|.DWT||AutoCAD Drawing Template||Yes|
|.DXF||AutoCAD Drawing Interchange||Yes|
|.IFC||Industry Foundation Classes||Yes|
Articles in this section
The articles given in this section describes the usage of GroupDocs.Viewer to render the CAD drawings with different available options.
- Adjust output image size
- How to convert and view CFF2 and CF2 files
- How to convert and view IGS files
- How to convert and view OBJ files
- How to convert CAD to HTML
- How to get CAD layers and layouts
- How to set background color when converting CAD Drawings
- How to view DWF file layers
- How to view PLT files
- Render all layouts