Opening a DWG or DXF file is the same as opening a DWF file. Both DWG and DXF are part of the from the drop-down list in the dialog box. Once the DWG or DXF file is open on the canvas, you can view and print it just like any DWF file. If you modify the open DWG or DXF file, you are prompted to save it as a DWF file to retain the modifications. The original DWG or DXF file remains unchanged.
Design Review2013 enables you to open PDF files and save them as new DWF files. Each PDF page is converted into a new sheet in the opened DWF file. Opening a PDF file is like opening a DWF file, except that you must first select from the drop-down list in the dialog box. Once the PDF file is open on the canvas, you can view and print it just like any DWF file. No additional software is required.
If a PDF file is password-protected, a dialog box opens prompting for the password. Once you enter the password and click , protections, such as edit disablements, are not respected by Design Review, nor will they be available if the PDF is saved as a DWF file. If a PDF file contains digital rights management features, Design Review will not be able to open it.
Design Review enables you to open images and save them as new DWF files. The resulting opened content is a raster image. The way to open an image is like opening a DWF file, except that you must first select the desired image file format from the drop-down list in the dialog box. No additional software is required.
|Supported Image File Types||Files of Type|
|Mil-R-Raster, multi-sheet files||*.cal, *.cals, *.cg4, *.gp4, *.mil, *.rst|
|JPEG files||*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.jpe, *.jfif|
|Mac files||*.pct, *.pict|
|Run Length Compressed files||*.rlc|
|TGA Truevision TARGA files||*.tga|
|Tagged Image File Format files||*.tif, *.tiff|
The resolution of a file refers to how many dots per inch, or , are shown on the screen. The more dots per inch (that is, the higher the dpi), the better the resolution is, as there is more detail. However, the higher the dpi, the larger the file size.
For DWG files, if AutoCAD is installed, additional options are available within the Design Review dialog box to control the conversion quality. Before opening a DWG file use the DWG Viewing options to make the resolution higher (specify a larger dpi value) when greater detail is required and make the resolution lower resolution (specify a smaller dpi value) when faster performance is more important. Drawings are typically created at 400 dpi, the resolution considered most secure, while still allowing acceptable precision of measurements.
For image files, if there is resolution information associated with a file, it displays at that resolution. If there is no resolution information associated with the image, Design Review displays it at 150 dpi.
For PDF files, additional options are available within the Design Review dialog box to control the resolution. Before saving a PDF file, use the options to make the resolution higher (specify a larger dpi value) when greater accuracy of detail is required and make the resolution lower resolution (specify a smaller dpi value) when faster performance is more important.
Autodesk® Navisworks® can help you open a wider variety of file types.