DWGfile extension

AutoCAD Drawing

Have trouble opening the .dwg extension? Don't panic! This page explains dwg files and suggests programs you may use to open dwg files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is DWG file?

A DWG file is a 2D or 3D drawing created in Autodesk AutoCAD. This file has vector image data with metadata that AutoCAD and other CAD applications apply to load the graphic. DWG files are linked to .DXF files (these are the ASCII versions of DWG files).

Additional data

Autodesk AutoCAD is a robust CAD application used by architects, engineers, and more. Construction and engineering professionals will use a DWG file that contains two- and three-dimensional technical drawings. AutoCAD saves pictures exactly as DWG files.


How to open DWG file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the dwg extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the dwg file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the dwg file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open DWG files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your dwg file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.