Options

Xref Manager #

If you open a drawing file in DWGSee and it pops similar message as shown below, then you will need to manually load the Xrefs in DWGSee as without the Xref’s the drawing on screen is not complete.

Step 1. Go to “Options” > “Xref Manager”, you will find all the referenced files in the “Xref Manager”
and the status is “Not Found”

Step 2. Option1. Put the drawing together with all the external references drawings.


Option2. Choose every reference file in the list and click “Browse” to re-locate the reference file.


When the Xref file is selected, click “Save Path” to update the status.


Option3. Go to “Options” > “Font/Xref path…”
Click “Add” and choose th Xref’s location, then click “OK” to apply.

Step3. You may need to close the drawing and open it in DWGSee again. This time no error message pups when opening and the Xref’s are all loaded.

Text style setting #

Menu: Options/Text Style

You may use this setting to change the text style that you are using, and you also change the default text style.
Font Name
List the font family name for all registered TrueType fonts and all compiled shape (SHX) fonts in the Fonts folder.
Text Height
Sets the text height based on the value you enter. TrueType fonts might be displayed at a smaller height than SHX fonts with the same height setting.

Dimension style setting #

A dimension style is a named collection of dimension settings that controls the appearance of dimensions, such as arrowhead style, text location, and lateral tolerances.

You create dimension styles to specify the format of dimensions quickly, and to ensure that dimensions conform to industry or project standards.
• When you create a dimension, it uses the settings of the current dimension style.
• If you change a setting in a dimension style, all dimensions in the drawing that use the style update automatically.
• You can override a dimension style with dimension settings that deviate from the current dimension style.
• All dimension styles in your drawing are listed in the Dimension Style drop-down

To Create a Dimension Style
• In the Dimension Style Manager, click New.
• In the Create New Dimension Style dialog box, enter a name for the new dimension style, and click OK.
• In the New Dimension Style dialog box, click each tab, and make any changes for the new dimension style.
• Click save and then Close to exit the Dimension Style Manager.

Markup dimension settings #

Please note, this setting is for markup, not for add dimension objects on drawing.

The default scale of the drawing is 1:1, please be aware the drawing has different scales and drawing units settings, this scale information could be found from the title block of the drawing, please set up the drawing unit to true length scales accordingly, the DWGSee application is
unable to pick up this scale information automatically. For the “Drawing Unit” field of the Dimension properties, the units settings here is for the display of the numbers, does not calculate and change the values, since the software is unable to know the true length of the measurement. In short, the software “knows” the measurement in Drawing Unit only, and if you enter the scale of “Drawing unit” to “True Length”, as well as the true “Drawing Unit”, then the software is able to show up the measurement with correct true length number with true unit. The value enter for the scale change should be: dimension marked divided by the measured drawing unit For example, this drawing converted with default setting, scale 1, the created length measured as 371.000, however the actual value marked as 27.74, then the value to enter to the converter scale value should be 27.74/371.000=0.074771

Draw Snap setting #

Object snaps provide a way to specify precise locations on objects whenever you are prompted for a point within a command.


For example, you can use object snaps to create a line from the center of a circle to the midpoint of another line.

Ortho Mode #

You can restrict cursor movement to horizontal and vertical directions for convenience and precision when creating and modifying objects.
You can turn Ortho on and off at any time during drawing and editing. Ortho is ignored when you enter coordinates or specify an object snap.
Press F8 to Turn On or Turn Off Orthogonal Locking

Font path #

You can set shx font files search path as following.

Layer setting #

Add new layer
• Open layer manager
• Click “new layer” button
• Rename layer name and then add new objects.

Open file with zoom extents #

If you find drawing is blank, you may do not choose open file with zoom extents, and then open the drawing again to check.

Show/Hide line width #

Full screen crosshairs #

Bigger toolbar icons (4K only) #

High Resolution (4K) Monitor Support, please use Bigger toolbar icons 

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