You can open DWG files without AutoCAD by using various alternative software and online tools. Here are a few options:
DWGSee: DWGSee is a standalone DWG viewer that allows you to open and view DWG files without needing AutoCAD. It provides basic viewing and printing capabilities.
AutoDWG Online Viewer: AutoDWG offers an online DWG viewer that allows you to upload and view DWG files directly in your web browser.
LibreCAD: A free and open-source 2D CAD application that can open DWG files.
DWGSee CAD: DWGSee CAD not only opens and views DWG and DXF files, but also provides comprehensive features for designing, editing, annotating, and measuring.
DraftSight: A 2D drafting and 3D design tool that supports DWG file format. It offers a free version with limited features.D
Google Drive: You can upload DWG files to your Google Drive and use Google’s built-in viewer to open and view them.
A360 Viewer: Autodesk’s A360 Viewer allows you to upload and view DWG files online.
There are various mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices that can open and view DWG files.
Keep in mind that the capabilities of these alternatives may vary, and they might not offer the full range of features that AutoCAD provides. When choosing an alternative, consider your specific needs for viewing, printing, and basic editing of DWG files.