Nowadays, construction has become a vast field, and humans have reached the level of creating skyscrapers – The Cloud Touching Buildings. The structure on which they or any big building nowadays is built, is made in DGN workstation systems. The DGN is basically an Extension for an Auto Cad file which consists of a map or blueprint of a building and is readable by Bentley systems, micro station and other mapping systems like Intergraph. The software are highly equipped for professionals and are for commercial use. With its high capabilities of customization, the user can create high-resolution 2D or 3D maps with exquisite precision and accuracy in relatively less time. Some of the software which supports DGN files are given in the list below. The software are in their own league are best and some of those are free, while some are trial only and should be purchased afterwards.
1. Bentley DGN Reader
Bentley DGN Reader is a reliable program that allows you to share DGN files with other users. Preview Cad schematics and check the content of a Bentley DGN file in Outlook or other programs. The application enables you to find specific drawings without opening them with your viewer. If you get an email with an attached DNG file, Outlook can show the content in the attachment preview window. The preview comprises tools for exploring the schematic and helps you to view the details about a specific element by placing your cursor over it. Zoom the drawing to the required level, use the popup messages to check its name or size, and pan to a specific element. Explore features in Windows Explorer and other applications that use the preview facility.
QCAD is an open source application for computers and laptops which helps you draft 2D in them. The software readily supports all famous Operating systems like Windows, Linux and Macintosh. You can perform many basic functions in it and its some main features are Layers, Support for TrueType fonts, DXF and DWG input and output, Over 40 construction tools, Part library with over 4800 CAD parts and some more. You can also construct and modify points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images. The trial version is for free. Afterwards, It can be purchased.
3. Tekla BIMSight
Tekla BIM Sight is a coordinate 3D support software which is used for construction purposes and can be used in a big organization. The software is very intelligent and comprehensively supports files from all Tekla software. It can also open your DGN file from other software and can edit it in its user interface. In this software, you and your fellow workers or employees can be connected in real time and can share their ideas about the project while it’s being made so that the project will be complete without defect.
4. CARIS Easy View
CARIS Easy View is a full free 2D/3D spatial viewer software which is only used for viewing files. This software does not provide the function of high-end editing or any other feature, though, you can see the images in multiple views and switch between 2D and 3D. In 3D mode, it can view you the file in the layered menu, and you can see each different layer easily. Additionally, you can measure the distance between two points in it. Being a straightforward software makes is pretty usable for those who don’t know much about the 3D drawing and are just related to viewing and building on it.
5. Double Cad
Double Cad is one of the top ranking free CAD editing software and is very versatile in features and compatibilities with systems. It is a futuristic software which lets you open almost any type of CAD file, i.e. DNG, DWG, CAD and open edit them freely as you want with its extensive features library. The software is in constant development, and its new update brings you exciting new features like Self-healing walls (ADT compatible), Self-aligning blocks, NEW Purge Tool, Transparent fills, New Draw order by layer PLUS, Hatch pattern editor. Also automatic scaling of units between drawings, Enhanced format painter, fixed ratio ellipses tools and many more to work with.
6. Dual Cad
Dual Cad is a freeware software by Pangea CAD Solutions which is a convenient software and is supportive to many CAD file formats. There are two products by Dual CAD: Dual CAD spatial View and Dual Cad Review which are both freeware and are very easy to use. You can download a spatial viewer to view and make a little edit in them. The spatial viewer has some of the very important functions which most of the viewers need while they are checking the file like Zooming, Panning, Drag move and some other which makes the software very helpful. On the other hand, it is not just a viewer, but it lets you make little edits the file also.