Open DWG file

The most commonly used .dwg file type: Autodesk AutoCAD 2D/3D design

How to open dwg files?

dwg file icon Have you had trouble opening the dwg file on your computer? What are dwg files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is dwg file?

dwg file extension is used for one of the most common CAD file, a standard used by Autodesk AutoCAD. Various versions of this fomat are used in pretty much every CAD software.

Autodesk AutoCAD 2D/3D design description

DWG file is a binary file format used for storing two and three-dimensional CAD design data and metadata.

It is the native format from Autodesk used in numerous CAD software packages and 3D modeling tools, of course including the original AutoCAD.

DWG files can be used for both simple 2D designs, as well as contain complex design structures such as floor plans, landscapes, and even furniture.

The latest version of the format is proprietary and reserved for Autodesk software only. But previous versions of the format have been adopted by numerous software.

Suggested software to open dwg file


Leading 2D and 3D CAD development software from Autodesk

AutoCAD for Mac

A Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software

DWG TrueView

A DWG and DXF viewer with DWG TrueConvert software included

Other DWG file name extensions using the same .dwg suffix

.dwg - BravoDRAFT detailer data

A dwg file extension is related to the BravoDRAFT an old CAD tool. A dwg file stores CAD drawing. It is not compatible with AutoCAD DWG format.

Open dwg file with: We are sorry, there is currently no software link record to open this dwg file type in the database.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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