2D-drawing display also for 3D

With ZG-View, version comparisons are simple and without CAD possible. Redlining allows you to mark the differences between the versions directly in the document. Realiable measurment right on the screen, saves time and money. Thiy is why ZG-View has been the leading viewer in the autmotive sector for many years.

Petra Söll

What is ZG-View

Your innovative viewer for 2D and 3D documents

ZG-View 5 - Your innovative Viewer With ZG-View 5, you can dispaly files on the screen at any scale, up to 1:1 – in the browser or as an application. You can place differnet versions of your files and images and compare them directly – deviations are shown in color on the screen (Redlining). With the avilable rulers – adapted to the scale shown - you can measure directly on the screen, saving time and money. You create needed printouts from your file, but also from true-scaled zoom sections. The open interface architecture allows you to intergrade your viewers into individual (web-) applications.

ZG-View offers numerous advantages in daily use. ZG-View can be used without technical konwledge. By redlining in documents,version comparison with 1-3 reference points, stamp function or zoom function, ZG-View offers an enormous time saving. By comparing documents and scale-accurate measurement of lenghts directly on the screen, ZG-View saves costs and expensive plotter-printouts become unnecessary. even files larger than 100 M and larger than AO, are quickly and efficiently visualized by ZG-View.
ZG-View allows the scale-accurate printing from files or zoom sections as well as the creation and printing from variables. In ZG-View you can edit local fiels.and with URLs also files on the internet and the intranet. Currently ZG-View is available in German and English, the representaion of text attributes of the redlining function is also possible with Japanese and Cinese charaters.

  • Time saving through rapid visualization
  • cost saving
  • Comparison of different file formats (JPG, TIFF, PDF, …)
  • Scale-accurate comparsion and measurement directly on the screen

What can ZG-View

Higlights and functions - from touch control and measuring directly on the screen

By inverting, mirroring, and rotating, the presentation of files larger than AO or larger than 100 MB, the representaion in any scale p to 1:1 and the overlaying of versions of a file, ZGview allows version comparison directly on the screen. 1-3 refference points are used for the version comparison. The result of the version comparison can be stored as PDF and TIFF, the colour presentation is freely selectable. The stamping function is an essential part of the version comparison. Visualized are files in the formats: TIFF, Cals, JPG, GIF, BMP, LST, PDF, STL

ZG-View offers a modern "Look & Feel". The open files are shown hierachically in the navigation tree. To display details, ZG-View offers the zoom-in and zoom-out function with the possibility to pre-setting a fixed zoom factor. The individual window technology makes it possible to hide front and zoom windows. Even the representaion as popup window is possible. Toolbar, stauts bar and navigation can be deactivated in the view. when closing images, the current view is retained. The individuel control of the windows display (Size, position etc.) is via ActiveX interface. ZG-View is available locally at the client or centrally at the terminal server. ZG-View is available with workstation licenses, terminal server licenses, company or group licenses or as a demo. The open interface architecture allows the integration of ZG-View into your individual applications. Individual menu items are integrated into the ZG-View via the DLL interface. You have search sytems through the DDC/ActiveX functions. You can disable program functions via API or registy entries.

  • Innovative presentaion
  • User-friendly windows technology
  • Technically "up to date" in your IT-architecture


Licensing variants that meet your application requirements

Depending on your application requirements, you can choose between following license variants:

Workstation license:
ZG-View 5 is used lokally at the workstation (PC). To register, please enter workstation license. Our workstation licenses are single-user lisencen, that means you need your own license per PC/workstation.

Terminal-server licenses:
ZG-View 5 is installed centrally at your Terminal-server. To register, please enter Terminal-server license. Our Terminal-server licenses are concurren-user-licenses, that means the number of licenses required is based on the maximum number of users who work on ZG-View at the same time – your advantage: You do not have to purchase a lisence for each occasional ZG-View user.

Enterprise license
Your enterprise license is used at your workstation or on a terminal-server. Send us a request and we will send you an offer for your enterprise license back immediately, which is based on the number of users and your company size.

Demo Version:
The ZG-View 5 demo version is nearly fully usable and has no time limit. In the screen view and on print-outs there will be the hints "Demoversion" and "For evaluation purposes only".

  • Workstation license
  • Termina-server license
  • Company and Grouplicense
  • Demoversion

ZG-View Demo

We have been provided the ZG-View 5.4.2. version for testing in the download area.

Download area

FAQ, Help & Support

We would like to help you!


If you have any questions or problems with our product, you can email us: support@zgview.com or phone us: Tel.: +43 316 4116 -225. We would like to help you.

System requirements:

PC with Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 mind. 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM or Windows 2003/2008 Server mind. 500 MHz, 256 MB RAM, ActiveX-Control: MS from Version 9

  • Immediately help
  • Support direct by the manufacturer

Online Help ZG-View 5


Use "+" to increase and "-" to reduce the size of the zoom sector. With "ESC" you leave the zoom section. Now the full documnet should be shown.


Hint: The functions are also available in the "Zoom" menu and when clicking the right mouse button.



Delay of the zoom section

To delay the zoom section, hold the left+right mouse buttons and move the frame to the desired place.

The zoom section cann also be moved by revolve the mouse wheel up and down. When pressing the Control key (CTRL) you can move the frame left or right when revolving the wheel.


Adjust a fix zoomfactor

You can get to the "Set Zoomfactor" menu by clicking on the "Zoomfactor" in the task bar. If you klick there, a window will open with the menu. Now you can set the wished zoomfactor. If you then check the "Fixed" checkbox, it will set the zoom and you wont be able to zomm any more. The deactivate the fixing.

Hint: To set a fix zoomfactor you also can do it in the "Zoom" menu using "Set Zoomfactor...".



Delete Redlining Objects

To delete a redlining object, mark the object you want to delete with the "Select objects" arrow and right-click the object. Then click "Delete".



Browse in the navigation tree

To browse in the navigation tree you can use the button bar or the keys "Home", "Page Up", "Page Down" and "End".


Version Comparison

To create a version comparison check the checkboxes of the to comparing documents, right-click one of them and then choose "Version comparison of the two selected documents".



To compare the pages with the version comparison, you can place signifier points (scanning of the pages can cause slightly disorientation). To place signifier points, choose the first page. On the page there are 1 to 3 points, depedning on how many signifier points you use. To place them, move your mouse cursor to a significant point and press "1" for the first point, "2" for the second and "3" for the third point. Now do the same with the second page.



To close the version comparison, right-click the comparison and click "Close".



Here are all hotkeys in ZG-View 5:

Menu "File"  
Strg+O Open File
Ctrl+F4 Close File
Ctrl+P Print
Alt+F4 Close ZG-View
Menu "Zoom"  
+ Increase Zoomsection
- reduce Zoomsection
ESC View the whole Page
Menu "View"  
H Mirror horizontal
V mirror vertical
Ctrl+Links Turn left
Ctrl+Rechts Turn right
I Invert
Ctrl+N View Source
Pos1 First page
PgUp former page
PgDn next page
End Last page
Ctrl+G Go to Page
Menu "Tools"  
Ctrl+B Screenshot
M Set measure point
Menu "?"  
F1 About ZG-View