CADSoftTools has announced the availability of a free online service for sharing vector-quality CAD drawings over the Web. No fee, software or registration is required to take advantage of the new service. The new service gives quick access to CAD drawings from any PC or Web-enabled device connected to the Internet.
CAD files have a specific format, and opening them on a computer takes special viewer software. Before sending a CAD file to someone else, it is wise to make sure that the recipient too has the software for opening that file. ShareCAD eliminates these inconveniences and allows opening CAD drawings directly in the web browser.
With ShareCAD.org, sharing CAD drawings over the Internet comes down to uploading the file to ShareCAD.org and sharing the link to that file, which the website returns, to the recipient. The recipient, in turn, can simply copy the link to his browser and wait a moment until the drawing opens up, right in the browser window.
ShareCAD supports keyboard and mouse operations, typical for stand-alone CAD applications: rolling the mouse wheel for zooming in and out on the image, pressing the right mouse button or wheel to drag the object and other commands.
- Supported formats: AutoCAD DWG / DXF, HPGL PLT, SVG and CGM.
- Supported browsers: MS IE, FireFox, Opera, Chrome
- Required software: Adobe Flash Player
This service is available online to anyone, free of charge at www.sharecad.org. Registration is not required.