What is DWF?

  • DWF is Autodesk's file format for web viewing and printing. DWF files are compressed vector files designed for fast transmission over the Internet

Where do DWF files come from?

  • Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, LT, AutoSketch and QuickCAD generate DWF files natively
  • DWFmaker generates DWF files from non-Autodesk programs like the standard Windows software you already own and use, including Microsoft Office applications and a wide range of non-Autodesk CAD, graphics and business programs

What can you do with DWF?

  • Publish your designs and drawings efficiently on the web and on intranets
  • Email drawings and documents efficiently for printing on any printer
  • Post documents at online collaborative exchanges such as Buzzsaw
  • Exchange graphical information during collaborative product design and development
  • Implement browser based business and manufacturing processes

What can you do with DWFmaker?

  • Publish DWF files from the desktop programs you already own and use
  • Add office charts, gantt charts, spreadsheet views, graphs, tables, memos, web pages, costings and more to your project information store
  • Send vector output to colleagues efficiently without the drama of requiring applications software
  • Archive drawings, tables and text in a compressed, viewable file format simply by printing to file
  • Can you print it from a Windows program? Then you can store it in a DWF file with DWFmaker.

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DWF Viewers

Autodesk DWF Viewers

ZoomOn Java CADViewer

PowerView CAD EDM

DocuPoint DrawingSearcher

Dr. DWG CAD Libraries and Viewers

Cimmetry Systems AutoView

Actify 3DView

PocketCAD for Windows CE Handhelds

Spicer Imagenation CAD Viewer

Informative Graphics Myriad Viewer