A combined viewer, editor and converter
Support of DWG, DXF, PLT, HPGL, TIFF, SVG, CGM, IGES/IGS*, STEP/STP*, STL*, 3DS* and other industry-standard formats (* for 3D formats please install a free 3D Plugin)
Printing of large formats (e.g. A1), on an A4 printer
The versatility to perform all operations from design to engineering with related documentation
An easy-to-use, fast, professional and powerful product
The most important aspects of ABViewer are quality, speed and price!
AutoCAD DWG, DXF and all versions of DWF
Hewlett-Packard PLT Viewer: HPGL, HGL, HG, PRN, SPL
Scalable Vector Graphics: SVG
Computer Graphics Metafile: CGM
3DStudio (and many others): 3DS
Stereolithography file format (ANSI and binary): STL
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification: IGES1
Standard for the Exchange of Product model data: STEP1
Windows metafile: EMF, WMF
All popular raster drawings supported, including TIFF, BMP, JPG, PSD, and GIF
Managing Portions of Drawings:
Copying portions of drawings to the clipboard in raster (BMP) and vector (EMF) formats
Printing portions of drawings
Saving portions as separate files (DXF, PDF, BMP, etc)
ABViewer allows editing of both standard CAD formats such as DWG and DXF and other vector files: PLT, SVG, CGM. The application provides all the professional editor tools and enables operations supported by ‘heavy editors’, which are usually used for design work.
Copying to the clipboard as BMP, EMF/WMF
Exporting drawings to raster formats BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF with the possibility of additional settings
Saving vector data when exporting to the vector files: PDF, DXF, PLT, SVG, CGM, SWF, WMF, EMF
! Important: Clip Rectangle allows conversion of a selected part of the drawing
Batch Conversion and Batch Print
It is now much faster and easier to print or convert a large number of files into another format. ABViewer supports simultaneous conversion and print in batch mode – with the same settings for all files.
Quick Load and Scaling Big Black-and-White Raster Files:
In ABViewer we have applied our know-how concerning 1-bit (Black-and-white) raster formats management. Huge 15-20 thousand pixel files can be loaded in less than one second. They are immediately scaled – a feature that is very convenient with TIFF scanned drawings.
Quick and easy setting of scale factor for measurements – no additional computations needed!
Changing of lengths, areas and perimeters
CAD File Management
You can hide all the texts and sizes just by one mouse click
Convenient switching between files
A large number of settings for snapping to objects, used for both editing and measurement purposes
Measuring distances on a drawing (including the scale factor setting)
3D viewing and editing
Viewing with six orthogonal projections and four isometric views
Automatic rotation of the loaded CAD file by a given angle
Color and black-and-white modes for CAD files
Choosing a background color
DWG/DXF/SVG/CGM arcs and circles can be drawn as smooth curves and saved as metafile arcs, and ellipses as EMF, which allows scaling without loss in quality
Setting the quantity of line segments when drawing circles, arcs, ellipses and splines
Merging drawings into one file
The possibility of viewing a CAD files structure
Supporting SHX-fonts, including UNICODE and BIGFONTS.
Favorites and Explorer panels give the possibility of fast file navigation. Thumbnails sub-programme allows viewing of all files in a catalogue before they are opened, including DXF, PLT and other files not managed by Windows or ordinary viewers. Due to the up-to-date tab-based document structure, you can navigate between files quickly and easily.
Dynamic scaling of the drawing with the help of the mouse-wheel, like in AutoCAD™. ‘Find text’ and ‘Find point’ lead to the necessary part of the drawing quickly. If only the contour of a detail is required in the drawing, it is possible to hide all the texts and sizes by one mouse-click; it is not necessary to open layers and change their visibility.
The Redline mode or commentaries to the drawing provide additional information that is ‘applied over’ the drawing but does not change the basic file. All editing elements are at your disposal in this mode. Commentaries and remarks, together with the basic file, can be printed or converted to another format. A drawing can be supplied with many commentaries of this kind. In addition, the path to the redline files containing the remarks can be saved, which allows to load the files automatically when the drawing is opened next time.
The print feature provides the user with a vast range of capabilities. Both a single file and a set of files can be printed with predefined settings. The ‘Print preview’ dialog box contains a large number of settings, for example DWG/DXF line width, color and layers, and nil width value. Printing ‘in tiles’ allows printing images on any number of sheets of any size with the necessary scale. For example, large images (A0, A1 etc) can be divided into many small pages of a different size for subsequent pasting together into one big drawing. Any ‘tile’ can be printed separately. Therefore, if one page seems defective (e.g., because of problems with the printer), it is possible to re-print this page separately. As an alternative to printing the whole file, it is possible to print a selected area (with the help of ‘Clip Rectangle’ that selects the required part) and print the view area. Color drawings can be printed with a black-and-white printer in high quality and without grey halftones. There is a number of frames that can be inserted onto the printed page.
Preset sizes for standard formats (ISO-A; DIN: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0; US: A, B, C, D, E).
Supported CAD formats:
DWG – all versions (from 2.5 to 2013 inclusive)
DXF ASCII (all versions)
Template files: DWT
Autodesk Design Web Format: DWF
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