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.DWG File Extension

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File TypeAutoCAD Drawing Database File

DeveloperAutodesk
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CategoryCAD Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Database of 2D or 3D drawings created with AutoCAD, a professional CAD program; contains vector image data and metadata that describes the contents of the file; related to the .DXF format, which is an ASCII version of DWG.

More Information

DWG files can be viewed on Windows using Autodesk's free DWG TrueView program. They may also be opened by other third-party applications that support the DWG format.

NOTE: Several variations of the DWG format have been published by AutoCAD. Since 2000, the DWG 2000, DWG 2004, DWG 2007, DWG 2010, and DWG 2013 formats have been introduced. While these formats are similar, their file structures are slightly different. Therefore, third-party CAD programs may be able to open some DWG files, but not others.

Program(s) that open .DWG files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
Autodesk Design Review
Autodesk DWG TrueView
AutoDWG DWGSee
CADSoftTools ABViewer
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
TurboCAD LTE Pro 7
ACD Systems Canvas 15
CorelCAD 2015
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
AnyDWG Any DWG to PDF Converter
Adobe Illustrator CC
Serif DrawPlus
Bricsys Bricscad
Dassault Systemes DraftSight
Wout Ware DWG DXF Sharp Viewer
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Autodesk AutoCAD 2015
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
CorelCAD 2015
progeCAD iCADMac
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD
Microspot DWG Viewer
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
Adobe Illustrator CC
Dassault Systemes DraftSight
Autodesk Fusion 360
Linux LogoLinux
Bricsys Bricscad
Dassault Systemes DraftSight
Web LogoWeb
Autodesk Fusion 360
AutoDesk AutoCAD 360
iOS LogoiOS
Autodesk Fusion 360
AutoDesk AutoCAD 360
Android LogoAndroid
AutoDWG DWGSee
Autodesk Fusion 360
AutoDesk AutoCAD 360
Windows Phone LogoWindows Phone
Autodesk Fusion 360
Updated 2/27/2015