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Tools for viewing and converting DWG design data

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AUTODESK Australia has launched new tools for viewing and converting DWG design data. DWG TrueView views DWG files and DWG TrueConvert translates DWG files between newer and older versions – enhancing communication and collaboration between CAD users. The tools are free to download from the Autodesk website.

Autodesk customer research shows that up to 85% of AutoCAD users frequently share DWG files with their design counterparts. DWG TrueView and DWG TrueConvert help customers better communicate and manage CAD data, with more options for sharing the file version and format best suited to the situation.

DWG TrueView software lets users accurately view, plot, print and publish to DWG files.

DWG TrueConvert software updates the Autodesk Batch Drawing Converter and provides conversion tools for DWG files to be translated from one version to another.

Product engineers often share DWG files with design teams throughout the development phase. Equipped with the same viewing engine used in AutoCAD 2006 software, DWG TrueView provides unsurpassed viewing and plotting fidelity that engineers require to ensure the accuracy of their work – and eliminate barriers to innovation.

Users also can publish DWG files to the DWF file format for compact versions of the same accurate, detail-rich design documents.

DWF files are easy to send electronically for review, so that non-technical team members working in manufacturing, marketing or purchasing can easily view, print and mark up DWF versions of complex designs and models without modifying the original design files or needing knowledge of AutoCAD software.

Now DWG TrueConvert allows for backwards and forward compatibility of DWG files - it can batch-convert files from the latest release format (2004) to R14 or 2000 DWG formats and from AutoCAD version 2 to the latest release.

DWG TrueConvert does not require users to have the latest AutoCAD version installed and project team members can maximise collaboration on drawings even if they have not been upgraded.

DWG TrueView is available for immediate download in nine languages at http://www.autodesk.com.au/dwgtrueview or http://www.autodesk.co.nz/dwgtrueview.

DWG TrueConvert will be available in November.

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