I used to have Autocad 11 and 13. Now I don't have any cad program on my new
computer. I am looking for cad program that I can open my old file on my
house. I need to work on little and take it to City Hall to get an approve
that we can finish our basement on our house. Is there freeware or cheap
software that can I open dwg file to change it little? I did not want to
spend a lot of money to buy software to use little.
Intellicad is a cheap and compatible acad clone. You will find it almost
effortless to get up to speed with it quickly if you still remember anything
from way back when ; )
I am not certain there are any free packages that accept AutoCAD, but I
the IntelliCAD vendors offer a 30 day trial that is fully functional.
I do recommend the IntelliCAD products. They are equivalent to AutoCAD
14, though they can import newer versions.
To be clear about IntelliCAD, the IntelliCAD consortium does not sell
the program to consumers. Rather, companies like BricsCAD and Cadopia
buy the license, add their own special stuff, and sell it to consumers.
Here is one other method that might work for you if the changes are
minimal. Get AutoCAD's free DWG viewer called True View (they finally
caved in after all the competitors were releasing DWG viewers). The
open and print the drawing to a TIFF file using the Microsoft Office
Imaging printer driver, or perhaps there is a raster printer driver in
the True View program.
Once you have it as a raster file, you can use another image editing
program to make minor changes.