Autodesk Gets Platform-Neutral DWF Viewing into Vista (Cadalyst Daily Archive)

30 Nov, 2006 By: Sara Ferris

'Working with Microsoft, we're liberating our customers from paper-based sharing and proprietary software' – but for now, only for 2D files

General Software

Following closely on Microsoft's debut yesterday of the long-awaited Windows Vista, Autodesk announced that DWF technology has been incorporated into the new operating system using XPS (XML paper specification). This will allow Vista users to view DWF files without requiring plug-ins or other additional software tools. DWF files published to the XPS specification can be automatically opened and viewed using the XPS viewer built into Windows Vista, Autodesk reports. We spoke with Amar Hanspal, vice-president, Autodesk Collaboration Solutions, for details about this significant announcement, which we reported initially in yesterday's edition of Cadalyst Daily newsletter.  Read more >>p>


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