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.DWG File Extension

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.

What is a DWG file?

A DWG file is a database of 2D or 3D drawings created with AutoCAD, a professional CAD program. It contains vector image data and metadata that describes the contents of the file. DWG files are related to .DXF files, which are ASCII versions of DWG files.

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.

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Updated 8/18/2016

About DWG Files

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