Comparison of CAD, CAM and CAE file viewers
Computer aided design (CAD), Computer-aided engineering (CAE) and Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software produces files in a large variety of formats many of which are extremely complex and poorly supported by other applications. This article gives an overview of the available software suitable for viewing these files so they can be shared with people who do not have the application which produced the file.
Comparison of CAD/CAM/CAE file viewers
Software which has not been added to this table can be seen on the discussion page.
|Application||Latest stable release||Developer||3D support?||Runs on POSIX style systems?||Runs on Windows?||Other platforms?||Open source?||User Interface Language(s)||Supported format(s)|
|Caddie||14||Advanced Computer Solutions||Yes||No||Yes||?||No(Free download)||EN||DXF, DWG, DRW|
|3DViewStation||2015||Kisters ||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No (free download)||EN, DE, JP, IT, ES, FR, KR, RU, CN||3D: Catia V4, Catia v5, Catia V6, ProE, Creo, Siemens NX, Solidworks, Solidedge, Inventor, Rhino, 3D-PDF, 3DVS, ACIS, CGR, IGES, IFC, JT, PRC, STEP, U3D, VDA, VRML, 2D: PDF, DWF, Cals, Gerber, GIF, HPGL, HPGL/2, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNM, PBM, PNG, PPM, TIFF, BMP|
|progeCAD Viewer DWG (based on IntelliCAD) (incomplete entry)||2009||progeCAD||No||No||Yes||No||No||EN||DWG, DXF|
|VariCAD Viewer||2014 v2||VariCAD||Yes||YesLinux||Yes||Yes||No||EN, DE, JP, PT, CN||DWG (2D), DXF (2D), STEP (3D)|
|WorkXPlore 3D||1.7 (2009)||Sescoi||Yes||No||Yes||No||No(Free download)||EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, JP, CN||DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, STL, UNISURF, 3D WorkNC, XDW, Parasolid, SolidWorks, Pro/E, Catia V4, Catia V5, UGS, ISO toolpaths, CADDS, Solid Edge|
|LibreCAD||2.0.6 (10/2014)||LibreCAD||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (GPLv2)||CN, EN, ES, FR, DE, HU, IT, JP, RU, other||DXF|