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Hi, looking for a way to preview pages of dwg files as thumbnails?

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Hi All,

After shopping around, I think this repository of cad details is pretty comprehensive and clean: autocaddetails.net (I'm not afiliated with them and if anyone knows of a better CAD detail library, please share with me).

They offer pdf and dwg.  It would be faster for me to use the dwg.  However I need a way to preview these dwgs as high res thumbnails.  Windows explorer will only show them as low res thumbs. Does anyone know a better way to preview dwgs as high res thumbnails? Or is there a windows tweak to get a higher res dwg thumbnail in windows explorer?

 

Thank you,

Barry

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Barry,

 

I use PowerDesk 9 Professional and this is a detail from autocaddetails.net.

 

DWG Example.png

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DWG TrueView from Autodesk is free and you can view and convert dwg/dxf. This isn't an integrated Windows Explorer solution, but it's very useful. I don't know for certain, but there's a chance that installing TrueView will also install whatever's needed to preview in Explorer (I can't test this because I have a bunch of AutoDesk products installed besides TrueView, but I've read elsewhere on the net that this is true).

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