updated 01:55 pm EST, Fri November 30, 2007
"Universal" DWG Viewer
Microspot has announced the release of Microspot DWG Viewer 1.6.6, a new Universal version of its popular 2D AutoCAD file viewer. The application allows users to view, annotate and print AutoCAD DWG Files on a Mac. In addition to the "Universal" application, the company said the update brings better support for the AutoCAD 2007 file format. DWG Viewer is an application based on Microspot MacDraft Professional that opens AutoCAD DWG files created on Windows PCs. Users can open the Layouts as well as the Model; it enables them to show, hide or grey the individual layers and zoom in and pan around the document.
The company also noted that mark-up tools are available to draw red ellipses around points of interest and add text annotations to the document for collaboration among multiple parties. Finally, documents can be printed or saved as a PDF file for maximum compatibility. Microspot DWG Viewer is available for $55 (£33 or €50). Existing users may upgrade for free. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher and a 700MHz G4 or better. A demo of the application is available online.