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                    Click HERE to get to the Coastal Surveyors FTP site.

DWF drawings from Autodesk require the AcadWHIP! plugin to be viewed.  This download is free and fast.     At this time WHIP! is not compatable with the macintosh operating system.  

Here you will be able to download the 'WHIP!' Viewer so that you will be able to view DWF Files online.  Please use the link below to download and install the 'WHIP!' Viewer. 


- Download WHIP! -


Once you have downloaded WHIP! It should automatically install itself.  To navigate the drawing in the WHIP! environment, use the right mouse button to bring up a list of commands.   If you have any questions about WHIP! or any problems, please feel free to contact the Webmaster.

We have fully integrated the dwf technology into our web site to bring you the following capabilities.  Access your drawings from home without having to make any trips.  Remote access allows you to manage your information from any place on the globe .  Coastal Surveyors will automatically update your web drawing with each addition to your drawing. Coastal Surveyors uses a password protected archive to store all your drawings.  No one but you can view your drawings.

Please feel free to view this sample DWF file once you have Downloaded the WHIP! Viewer  


- Sample -


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Drawing Web Format (DWF)
DWF is an industry Internet standard recognized by the IETF.
Developed by Autodesk as an open file format for the transfer of
drawings over networks, including the Internet. The benefits of DWF
files are:
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Speed—High compression means that they're smaller and faster
to transmit and open than full-blown CAD files. Most DWFs
are from 50-90 percent smaller than DWGs.
Security—Cannot be modified, so they maintain the integrity
of the DWG. In effect, the DWF is a "digital plot" of the original
Precision—DWF files are vector-based. When zooming in a
DWF, precision is maintained; with other bitmap formats (e.g.,
GIF or JPEG), zooming results in "fat pixels."