As part of our work on the Nile project, we are releasing an update to the free DWF writer - DWF Writer 2008. The release of Autodesk DWF Writer 2008 is commensurate with Autodesk Design Review 2008.
The Autodesk® DWF™ Writer 2008 includes the following components:
- Autodesk® DWF™ Writer for 2D (works with Microsoft® Office)
- Autodesk® DWF™ Writer for 3D
- Autodesk® DWF™ Writer for SolidWorks® (2006 and 2007)
- Autodesk® DWF™ Writer for Pro/ENGINEER® (Wildfire™ 2.0 and Wildfire™ 3.0)
- Autodesk® DWF™ Writer for CATIA (V5 R15 and R16)
The system requirements found in the Read Me include:
- Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Ultimate edition (32-bit version), Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (32-bit version), Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP4
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or later
- 800 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor (faster processor recommended)
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended)
- 160 MB free disk space for installation
- 800 x 600 VGA minimum (1024 x 768 or higher recommended)
- Mouse, trackball, or compatible pointing device
Note: DWF Writer for 3D does not work with Microsoft® Windows® Vista™. You can use DWF Writer for 2D with Microsoft® Windows® Vista™. DWF Writer for 3D makes use of OpenGL to capture 3D commands and store data in the DWF file. Microsoft Windows Vista uses DirectX instead of OpenGL. Autodesk is providing alternative methods, e.g. JT import for Autodesk Design Review 2008, to allow other forms of 3D data to be included in DWF files. Getting as much data as possible into one file that can be electronically shared with everyone for the entire life of a project allows DWF to go beyond what is done traditionally with paper.