Microspot

DWG Viewer 2.0

4.5 / 5 5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Business and casual users who need to regularly use the DWG file format but dont have a need to spend thousands of USD on software just to open and annotate said files.


Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $49.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Multi-License options available
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Microspot
  • www.microspot.com
  • Founded 1964
  • United Kingdom

About DWG Viewer 2.0

Microspot DWG Viewer is an easy to use app for viewing your AutoCAD DWG and DXF files from your PC on the Mac. Open your DWG and DXF files with ease and without file size restrictions, allows you to freely measure objects and then annotate them with your own comments. In addition youll be able to save your annotated DWG files as an flattened scaleable PDF file or use the new inbuilt share facility to send your files to friends, colleagues or clients.


DWG Viewer 2.0 Features

  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles

DWG Viewer 2.0 Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent. It has basic functions such as zoom, rotation and controls that allow easy movement.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a good variety of viewing options, including good and accurate geometry adjustment functionality.
I also find it remarkable to mention the support for the visualization of layers, the measurement between objects and the XRef support.
Additionally, the installation file usually takes up very little hard disk space.

Cons: It is a very useful program as long as what is needed is to open and view the files, but its structure does not allow the files that are being viewed to be modified.
Really, it could do so much more if the programmers had added more functions.

Overall: It is a viewer that allows me to quickly review plans and figures developed in autocad, without having to worry about aspects such as: the version of the autocad in which they were created.
Unlike other more or less similar applications, Free DWG Viewer also detects and loads the Xrefs that it finds in my field of work, it is very useful.

Very good application

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: is a really useful application in the sector in which I perform acutulamento that is the engineering

Cons: It has problems with some types of operating system, so it makes it quite deficient when it comes to working

Overall: in my work

It was easy to install and easy to use. Simplicity in software is a wonderful thing!

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: How simple and intuitive it is. My needs were very straightforward - convert hundreds of building floor plans from .dwg to .dxf format. I was able to do that in a fairly short session of a couple of hours, most of which was spent opening and closing files and putting them where I wanted them. The software itself was lightning fast.

Cons: I cannot think of any real cons. I once loaded scores of files and get a bit ahead of my skis and it slowed down somewhat.

Vendor Response

by Microspot on February 13, 2018

Hi Paul, thank you for the great review. If you have any suggestion for future versions or need any help then please get in touch but it sounds like you're going strong with the product! Thanks again, Microspot Ltd

A pretty good tool for viewing AutoCAD files

Feb 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that files open quickly and that I can easily pan and zoom. The white background is perfect for most of the drawings I view and need to display to my customers.

Cons: There are some zoom limits at times (my drawings are conceptual, so scale doesn't really matter). I'd prefer to be able to have grid, ruler, and page break display set to off instead of having to turn off every time I open a drawing. Pan, pinch, and zoom via gestures on the touch pad would be a nice improvement.

Vendor Response

by Microspot on February 05, 2018

Thanks for the review Patrick. The ability to turn off rulers, grid and page breaks by default are controlled in the preferences in MacDraft Pro which is another of our products. We will absolutely look into having this feature added to a future version of DWG Viewer along with touch support. Thanks again for the feedback! Microspot Ltd

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The only worthwhile Mac option for viewing and printing AutoCAD drawings

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is the best native viewer for DWG drawings on a Mac. It is perfect if you need to view and print to PDF. I am in a technical sales role and also do solution design in the Building and Home Automation sector so this allows me to generate floor plans with only the layers I need so I can then add in some simple design icons in preview or pixelmatr without having the expense or learning investment of AutoCAD.

Cons: Having a direct PNG or image export would be a bonus but it's not a show stopper. Otherwise, there are no real issues I can think of. It does exactly what it says and the pricing is very good.

Vendor Response

by Microspot on February 01, 2018

Thank you for the great review Ged, we will look into the possibility of added a PNG export but in the mean time we hope you continue to enjoy DWG Viewer, if you think of anything else just drop us an email :) - Microspot