Any way to open a dwg (Auto Cad ) file

Karl Larsen k5di at
Tue Oct 7 12:35:43 UTC 2008

Robert Hodgins wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 14:09 +0200, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>     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.
>> Sorry, I don't understand your logic. You just provided 3 reasons why it 
>> _is_ useful to try to read DWG files with something other than AutoCAD.
>> - $4000 is not exactly cheap.
>> - It only runs on Windows.
>> - It takes 95% CPU.
>> Nils
> This might help:
    It looks like this effort has the libraries from Auto Cad that make 
their viewer work on Linux. As you see on the page there are a lot of 
legal questions. Auto Cad has sued a lot of people with great success.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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