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.DWS File Extension

File Type 1AutoCAD Drawing Standards File

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
3.7 (3 Votes)
CategoryCAD Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a DWS file?

Drawing verification file used by AutoCAD, a 3D design and engineering CAD application; contains properties that must be conformed to in another drawing; used for defining drawing standards and for detecting violations during the checking process; can be used to specify standards for layer properties, dimension styles, linetypes, and text styles.

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Multiple DWS files can be applied to a single drawing. Additionally, AutoCAD's Batch Standards Checker, which uses .CHX files, can be used for defining automated batch processes that check drawings against standards defined in DWS files.

Drawing standards files can be saved in the same manner as any other drawing. You can create new drawing, define its properties, and then select Save As → AutoCAD Drawing Standards.

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Programs that open DWS files
Updated 9/8/2010

File Type 2Adobe Dreamweaver Site Cache File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
2.5 (2 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.DWS File Association 2

Cache file used by Dreamweaver, a Web development application; stores data about all links to files and assets for a site; used internally by the program so that information can be accessed quickly while developing applications.

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If the DWS file becomes corrupted, it may cause the program to fail when loading a Dreamweaver site. Typically you can delete this file when Dreamweaver is shutdown, and the program will regenerate the information the next time the developer opens the site.

Programs that open DWS files
Updated 3/7/2014

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