Preview, process and print AutoCAD file types within MS Office Outlook and/or Windows Explorer Preview Panes
The Longbow Previewer allows you to quickly preview, process and print AutoCAD file types such as DWG, DXF, DWT, DWS, DWF, etc. from within MS Office Outlook and/or Windows Explorer Preview Panes (without the need to open the file in AutoCAD). The Longbow Previewer also provides access to AutoCAD related functionality via your Microsoft Outlook 2007 (or newer) and/or Windows Explorer shell extensions running in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8,1, Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Utilize additional capabilities for DWG and DXF file types
This is a screen shot of an email opened in Outlook 2023 which has a DWG file attachment. The Previewer App provides detailed information about the DWG file.The original DWG thumbnail is displayed in the bottom right along with a much improved High-Res version just above it... You can click the “Extents” checkbox option to show the Zoomed Extents version…
All supported AutoCAD file types/extensions
All other file types/extensions
The previous examples are screen shots of AutoCAD file types being previewed inside of Microsoft Outlook (2007 or newer). The following screen shots are using the same technology but this time displaying via the Preview capability inside of the Windows Explorer Preview pane, for more common file types.
Opening Windows Explorer, inside of Windows 7 for instance, select a zip file via a single click. Then, over on the right side select the Show the Preview Pane button to quickly preview the conten
When running Windows Explorer, if you want to access the extra tools that the Longbow Previewer installs for your DWG or DXF files, simply navigate to a DWG or DXF file inside Windows Explorer, then Right-click it...
Other functions you can do, all from Windows Explorer...
The Folder shell extensions are accessed from any folder that you Right-click on. It provides batch processing of DWG and DXF files...
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