CAD files and drawings

Is there an app or method of getting Nextcloud to view CAD files like DWG, DXF, and/or DWF files types? Does anyone use Nextcloud on iPad to view these file types and what are you using? Thanks.


im interested too

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Well, there is no app at the moment, but here is a Javascript library that could be used if someone is interested in making such an app:

There is also OpenjsCAD which could be integrated as an app too:


+1 for AutoCAD viewer in Nextcloud,this would be great as we’re in the construction industry and this would make all my users very happy.


+1 for me too

If you work for a construction company and pay for expensive Autocad subscriptions then maybe you can find and sponsor a developer that could build you such an app.


Same here, that’s something we’re missing. There are some clouds out there having that. Unfortunately I can’t do such things :confused:

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@v1r0x made a 3d file viewer using three.js that could be extended to support *.dxf files:

Un plugin para visualizar archivos generados en Autocad estaría genial. Revisando la web encontré esta librería js.

This would be a great feature, relevant for a significant group of users! +1!

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I used to want this type of feature, but today I think it is much better working with PDFs for almost all applications. The exception might be for something 3D that is not represented effectively on a sheet of paper.

The problem you get into is all the XREFs and linked data when you work with a native .dwg or .dxf file.

Can you tell more about cadviewer integration on nextcloud? I’m really interested and looking for ways to integrate it into our NC. We work in the construction field and it would be really cool to open CAD drawings in NC. Thank you!

Dear HaGiang,

Exxar provides a 3D CAD viewer that integrates with NextCloud. Feel free to ping me on and we can chat. Exxar viewer provides desktop 3D as well as VR/AR support using suitable devices.


Dear PB,

Thanks for your feedback. We have been using nextcloud effectively for a long time. However, we also do construction design, so opening the cad file on the web nextcloud is a very good thing. How can I CHAT with you? this is my Skype ID: mr.jankoi. If you have use, please Ping and Chat for us to exchange.
Thank you so much for the help!

You can get information about CadViewer integration with NextCloud at CADViewer 7 now integrates with NextCloud

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CADViewer, an AutoCAD, Microstation, TIFF, and other format viewer is now integrated into NextCloud and is available from the NextCloud AppStore .
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