I am using teigha tool to convert my dwg file into dwf file. Can anybody help to explain the procudure for the same.

Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated!

  • Since access to the documentation at ODA (opendesign.com) is closed to non-members, it may be difficult for us to provide you with this help unless someone else here is a member of ODA.
    – Nathanus
    Jun 15, 2011 at 18:38
  • if this is a small-one-time need. I could help you out by using my autodesk products to create dwf file.
    – Brad Nesom
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:40

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But DWF is only available from AutoCAD

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  • @mapperz- a dxf is different than a dwf. dxf = drawing transfer format - while dwf = drawing web format. If I am not mistaken, a dwf can be printed from within the autodesk free software "truview" - similar to printing to pdf it is a type of output device from within autocad and other autodesk products. I think trueview will plot to dwf.
    – Brad Nesom
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:39
  • Correct - added an image from AutoCAD - If need to Print from DWF - wouldn't exporting to PDF be much easier - the question then is what advantage DWF has over PDF?
    – Mapperz
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:53
  • it started about 10-12 years ago as the autodesk answer to pdf. pdf took of and dwf stayed home. it is a good format. especially if you need lightweight vewable interactive cad files. advantage is you can save views/layouts, and turn on off layers. even fly 3d.
    – Brad Nesom
    Jun 16, 2011 at 14:56
  • Thanks! I have to write a code for this conversion using autocad teigha functions.
    – annie
    Jun 17, 2011 at 16:38

AutoDWG DWG2DWF Converter a batch converter converts DWG/DXF to DWF without need of AutoCAD.

Select a project (folder), and generate a dwf file for each dwg file in the project, then publish them to the Internet/Intranet or the drawing management system.

The command line will allow you to convert dwg to dwf in silent without interface.


for some free gui solutions to this problem...
You can download impression (semi cheap) or free student version which has saveas > dwf
Or to create/print dwf from dwg layout download
And then to view dwf you can use an extensive autodesk api or the gui download
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