DWGSee CAD- the Best AutoCAD Alternative

A lightweight CAD program with a classic interface and lifetime licenses

Why DWGSee?


One-25th the size of many others
Lower system consumption
Launching program faster

Fastest ever

Fast to load and view a drawing
Zooming and Pan instantly
Comparable speed as AutoCAD®


Measure, markup, redline
Annotation as overlay file
Publish as PDF or JPGs


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


How to open dwg without AutoCAD?

You can open DWG files without AutoCAD using alternative software such as Autodesk DWG TrueView, DWGSee, DraftSight, and others. These programs enable you to view and edit DWG files without AutoCAD. Moreover, certain online converters can change DWG files to formats accessible with common software or even offer online viewing. DWGSee provides both a desktop version and a free online application, making it a popular choice as a DWG viewer.


What is DWG file?

A DWG file is a 2D or 3D drawing commonly made with Autodesk AutoCAD, a professional CAD software. It contains vector image data and metadata used by AutoCAD and other CAD apps to load drawings. DWG files are linked to .DXF files, ASCII versions of DWG files. Today, you can create DWG files using alternatives like AutoDWG DWGSee CAD, ZwCAD, intelliCAD, and more. Among them, DWGSee is the most lightweight program, consuming fewer computer resources and allowing faster opening and editing of DWG files.


What's different between DWGSee and AutoDesk DWG TrueView?

DWGSee and Autodesk DWG TrueView are both software programs designed for viewing and working with DWG files, but there are some differences between them:
To install Autodesk DWG TrueView, you need to download the Autodesk installation program first. Then, using the installation program, you can download the main program package. The package size is around 1.46GB, and the download can be slow. The installation process is complex and usually takes around half an hour to complete. In contrast, the DWGSee installation file package is only about 37.46 MB, making it quick to download and install, usually in just a few seconds.


Can your program open latest AutoCAD 2025 drawing?

Yes, AutoDWG DWGSee supports opening all AutoCAD DWG file versions, including the latest 2025 version. It also works with formats like DXF and DWF.


What are the difference between DWGSee standard version and Pro version?

Compare with DWGSee Standard, DWGSee Pro version software is privileged for DWG to PDF conversion, DWG to image conversion, copy part of drawing and paste into MS office word, etc.


How to download an earlier version of DWGSee?

You can choose a version to download from our download page. If you cannot find the desired version, you can contact us by email, we will reply with detailed download method as soon as we can.


How to Convert DWG to Other Formats?

DWGSee includes built-in tools for converting drawing formats. You can publish the currently viewed drawing into different DXF or DWG versions, or convert it to image file formats such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, and PDF. Simply click on the menu button File/Export and follow the file conversion wizard. If you require additional features like batch file conversion or more formats like DWG to SVG, explore our range of AutoDWG products.