Open DWG/DWF Files in Linux

Carroll Grigsby cgrigs at
Sun Mar 12 17:02:48 UTC 2006

Charles Yao wrote:
> On 6/24/05, Thomas Templin <lists at> wrote:
>>On Friday 24 June 2005 11:13, Charles Yao wrote:
>>>Hi guys anyone know what program I can download to use DWG/DWF
>>>files in linux? We use to have DWF viewer from Autodesk but since
>>>moving to Linux we have had a hard time opening these files.
>>Free Software:
>>Uses native DWG file format.
>>Claims to be a professional CAD application, IMHO _very_ optimistic.
>>But it is a very good sketcher and comes along with well done
>>documentation (qcad-doc).
>>May be instaled via apt-get / synaptic.
>>Propretary Software:
>>Professional 2D / 3D CAD Tool.
>>Uses native DXF Format
>>And due to my experience damned fast, faster than Autodesk AutoCAD.
>>ubuntu-users mailing list
>>ubuntu-users at
> I used qcad, but it only opens dxf files. any dwg to dxf converters int he
> repository?
> Charles

This turned up on sourceforge:
Athough there haven't been any new versions since August 2003, the 
developers are active on the lx-viewer forum. (And no, I haven't tried 
it. CAD is one of those things that I gave up when I retired five years 

-- cmg

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