Supported formats

Brava can support virtually any format. This represents only a partial list. Click here to learn more about how our format support compares to other viewers. Please contact us with any specific format questions.

Neutral Formats Extension
Portable Document Format PDF
Content Sealed Format CSF
Tagged Image Format TIFF/TIF

CAD Formats Extension
000 HPGL Plot File 000
906/907 Plot File 906/907
AutoCAD Drawing (2D) (through version 2014) DWG
AutoCAD DXF (through version 2014) DXF
AutoCAD Web Format (through version 2014) DWF
CADKEY PRT
Computer Graphics Metafile CGM
GTX Group III, IV G3, G4, CG4
GTX Runlength RNL
HP CAD ME10 (through version 13) CMI, MI
HPGL Plot File PLT
IGES (2D) (version 5.2) IGS, IGES
Inventor (2D) (versions 5.3 - 2013) ** IDW
MicroStation Drawing (through version 8.11, including XM, V8i) DGN
MicroStation Group IV CIT
MicroStation Runlength RLE
MYRIAD 3D View Sets MVS
OrCad (version 10) DSN
Solid Edge Drawings (2D) (versions 8 - ST6) DFT
SolidWorks Drawings (2D) (versions 97 - 2011) SLDDRW

Imaging Formats (additional formats available*) Extension
CALS (Group IV) CAL, CG4, GP4, MIL
EDCARS EDC
Encapsulated Postscript PS/EPS
GIF GIF
ISO 8613/CALS ISO, CAL
JPEG Compressed Image JPG, JPEG, JP2
Portable Network Graphic PNG
Tagged Image File TIF, TIFF
Windows Bitmap BMP

Additional Document and Image Formats* Extension
Corel Draw CDR
Corel Presentations SHW
DataBase Formats DBF
DocuWorks XDW
FAX CITT Group 3 Fax FAX
Hangul Word Processor HWP
Hyper Text Markup Language HTML, HTM
Microsoft Email MSG
Microsoft Excel XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XLTX, XLTM
Microsoft PowerPoint PPS, PPT, PPTX, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, POTX, POTM
Microsoft Visio VSD, VST, VDX, VSX, VTX
Microsoft Word DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, DOTM
Microsoft Works WDB, WPS, DOCX, XLSX
PageMaker P65
QuattroPro WB1, WB2, WQ1
Rich Text Format RTF
Samna Word SAM
Windows Write WRI
WordPerfect WP5, WP6, WPD, WPF
WordStar WS

Video Formats***
Brava supports any video format supported by the Adobe Flash Player.

  • Sorenson Spark
  • On2 VP6
  • H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) with the following subsets¹:
    • ISO/IEC 14496-3 (Audio AAC): AAC Main; AAC LC; SBR
    • ISO/IEC 14496-10 (Video AVC): Base (BP); Main (MP); High (HiP); All levels are supported
    • ISO/IEC 14496-12 (Container): 1 Audio Track, 1 Video Track
    • 3GPP TS 25.245 (Timed Text Format): Full Support

¹Flash Player plays files containing H.264 and AAC that are derived from the standard MPEG-4 container format such as F4V, MP4, M4A, MOV, MP4V, 3GP, and 3G2.


*Some formats may require additional purchase
**Requires Free Inventor View
***Video support requires the Brava Enterprise Flash client. It is not available with Brava Desktop.