GrabCAD Community User Group

Created by Anna Skopenko on 10 January, 2018

Hello GrabCAD Community. 

We have a very exciting announcement today! This has been in the making for the past couple of months we are now introducing the new GrabCAD Viewer.

This new GrabCAD viewer has a new UI Change and some amazing features. 

  • First, you can tell that the viewer no longer has a white background. We felt that a dark background was a better experience for you as it will be easier on the eyes. 

  • We also changed our collapsible assembly tree to be red so you know where your model’s bodies are. 

  • We moved the Section, Explode, and Measure to the right side of the UI bar. 

  • You may have noticed that the colors for the Models are a lot more vibrant. We worked on making the colors on your model pop out more so I can't wait to see what you all are able to do with this. 

And lastly (and this is a BIG one), we now have 2019 file type support especially for SOLIDWORKS 2019 and Autodesk Inventor 2019 and so on. I know this took a very long time but it’s now finally here and thank you for being so patient with us. 

We hope you enjoy the new viewer on GrabCAD, if you have any issues or problems please let us know in the comments below. We are also going to be improving the viewer so keep an eye on it. Until next time see you on GrabCAD!


GrabCAD Community Manager


Just to let everyone know that this new Viewer is not up for everyone yet. We are slowly rolling this new viewer out for everyone later down the road. Thank you for understanding and sorry for the confusion.

Update 2:

Hello GrabCAD Users, as of Febuary 10th, The New GrabCAD Viewer is now live for all users. If you upload a brand new model to the community you should see your model now in the new viewer. If you have any Questions please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!