Bentley View

Viewing software for DWG, IFC, DGN, i-models

In addition to viewing 3D models, you can use Bentley View as a free CAD viewer with capabilities to search for objects, measure distances and areas accurately, and print drawings to scale with full fidelity, on every desktop, for free.
You can easily open DWG and open DXF designs with the same fidelity as the authoring software.
With millions of users, Bentley View is the industry's most powerful free viewer. You can view over 50 file formats, including CAD and raster images as well as Bentley's uniquely powerful iModels.
More than just a free DWG viewer, some of Bentley View’s recent enhancements in the latest CONNECT Edition include:
Newly Added Format Support:


  • RealDWG 2018
  • Point-cloud streaming
  • Bentley civil terrain models
  • JT format
  • Rhino V5
  • IFC Viewer
  • 3SM scalable meshes created with ContextCapture
Advanced Viewing Features:


  • Navigate drawings and models using a new streamlined CONNECT Edition user interface
  • Dynamically explore models with Clip Volume to slice through models
  • Leverage display rules in DGNs to view geometry based on embedded properties
  • Easily navigate using touch screen support in Windows 10
  • Analyze models by changing their visual display based on object attributes (height, slope, aspect angle)
  • View and navigate Bentley’s groundbreaking hypermodels and their embedded plans, sections, and elevations
  • You can also use Bentley View as a MicroStation viewer, a free DXF viewer, and to open CAD files directly
If all you need is to view CAD files, then Bentley View is a great free solution! If you also need to edit them to generate drawings, models, and visualizations, you might consider:


  • MicroStation PowerDraft - a powerful and economical option for all your drafting needs