Free CAD for dwg files

BabaCAD 1.2 is released out with dwg read support up to R2007 (R2007 not included). Dwg file format is widely used for sharing CAD drawings and CAD blocks. Special thanks to my friend Haris Hasanbegovic who helped me with dwg support. There are also many new usefull features in new version. Snap to nearest, intersection, perpendicular are now available (end-point osnap already was there). Text objects are now filled and curved with Arial font default. Ritght-to-left rectangular selection is precise for touch selection. Arc draw is now with three points input mode as default (center-start-end angle input is option in command window). Polyline includes bulges (arc segments) with smart input and editing feature. New modify commands: offset, trim and extend. Offset command very usefull for cnc offseting of 2D lightweight polylines with arc segments. Undo/redo up to 100 commands. More right-click menu commands. Mouse right-click can replace enter key in command window. Select as you click, esc or mouse rclick + Deselect all to deselect. File formats supported in BabaCAD are *.dwg, *.dxf for  open, and *.dxf for save. New release are coming soon with more new features, so check it out at

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  1. look i have no Idea about CAD software, I just recieved the designs of an item I need to evaluate in “.dwg” format. I tried out your Babacad software but it says: …”R2007 file versions are not suppoted at the moment!” ¿WTF? This version is already 5 years old and my Engineer choose this format couse it was supposed to be “more compatible than newer file versions” (at least that was his explanation). My question now: will you ever include this old file version in your software or should I look for another tool just for viewing dwg R2007 files?

    • Hi Mirko,

      Sorry for late answer, but I found this comment in spam folder. BabaCAD supports dwg files up to R2006, and I can’t promise when it will be support for newer dwg versions. But there are also some free tools to convert dwg to any dwg version or dxf. Type convert dwg in google and you will find tool to convert dwg to older dwg/dxf. If you just want to preview your dwg file then you can download a plenty of free viewers on the internet. BabaCAD is full CAD software (not just viewer) primary used for CAD design but you can also use it to view dwg and dxf files.


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