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There are new Autodesk products (AutoCAD LT or similar) for Mac OS and iOS, but I couldn't find a simple free DWG viewer for Mac.

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AutoCAD WS is a free app on the Mac App Store. I've never tried it.

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    Has 16MB file size limit. And you have to register to Autodesk (or already have their account). Otherwise seemed okay.
    – akauppi
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 14:28
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A360 Viewer

AutoCAD's A360 Viewer is a browser based tool for viewing DWG files:

A360 Viewer Free online viewer - View designs in more than 50 file formats, including .dwg, right in your browser—no downloads or plug-ins needed.

Edit: 2021-11-26: A360 viewer requires Autodesk subscription to be able to upload and view .dwg files.

LibreCAD

LibreCAD is open source, free, and can read and write DWG files.

LibreCAD

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  • At least for me in 2024, LibreCAD failed to read and display DWG files, showing a notification that the support is incomplete and crashing on attempt to read it.
    – Peteris
    Commented Apr 24 at 8:43
  • @Peteris have you found any software that can view the files? Commented Apr 24 at 11:50
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    The Fast Cad Reader from the answer apple.stackexchange.com/a/428714 was able to view them.
    – Peteris
    Commented Apr 25 at 13:05
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I've found "Fast Cad Reader" on Mac App Store. It is incredibly fast and easy to use. It is only for simple DWG file reading, does not have pro features but I think it is far by the best -just view- app available for mac.

https://apps.apple.com/tr/app/fast-cad-reader/id1484905765?mt=12

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The free eDrawings Viewer for Mac claims to be able to read and display DWG files. The Microspot DWG Viewer also provides support for DWG files.

I don't have any DWG files to test these two products on at the moment, but they're worth a shot.

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I did try the eDrawings Viewer for Mac but it doesn't allow do measurements and printing is not great neither. I finally found viewer which has all what I was looking for - ZWCAD Viewer. Get it from "cnet.com" as I couldn't find it on the ZWSOFT home page.

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  • ZWSOFT appears to be out of business. Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 6:11

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