Yet another good review of our technology, on a site that "develops online media products that meet the needs of design engineers".
Free software for sharing DWFs
Autodesk Design Review is intuitive software that lets users mark up and measure DWF design files, without the original CAD program.
"Best yet, the software comes as a free download from autodesk.com/dwf-plugins. Other programs there include DWG TrueView, a standalone that translates DWGs to DWFs, and DWF Writer, a printer driver that converts to DWFs the output of any Windows application, including those in Microsoft Office, as well as SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, Catia, and Acrobat files. The developers says Design Review is intended to let designers communicate and collaborate easily with customers, suppliers, and even the shop floor.
The most basic use of the software might have a designer using AutoCAD and a reviewer using Design Review. Opening a DWF file of interest in Design Review brings up the Navigator window. A Contents palette to the left-hand side of the window displays thumbnails of every image, document, 2D sheet, 3D model, and image in the DWG file."
The article also talks about
- Taking measurements on the shop floor
- Standard markup tools, including "A nifty markup tool called the Stamp"
- Reviewers can change a markup’s status
- Users can publish DWF files with animations, assembly instructions, and table data such as BOMs and parts lists.
Read the entire article here.