Any way to open a dwg (Auto Cad ) file

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Tue Oct 7 11:59:20 UTC 2008


On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:

> Young wrote:
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> > Have you tried this?
> >
> >
>     Please give up trying to read an Auto Cad file with something other
> than Auto Cad. My son is a Civil Engineer and owns his company. He has
> to pay $4,000.00 for each version of Auto Cad he uses. This software
> runs ONLY on Windows. When running it takes about 95% of the CPU time on
> a pentium.
>    My son has it on several laptop computers so it can be taken to the
> field where the work is being done.

That's a good point.
Irrespective of whether you find a software to view the dwg files or no, it
would be great if you can mail the AutoCAD folks and let them know that they
need to support their software in Linux as well.

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