DRW file format description

Many people share .drw files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .drw file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .drw files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.drw - Micrografx Designer Drawing

The DRW document files are related to Corel Designer. The DRW file is a Micrografx Designer Drawing. Micrografx Designer is a vector-based graphics program. It was originally developed by Micrografx, which was bought by Corel in 2001.

Corel Designer
Document files
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Micrografx Designer Drawing related extensions:
ConceptDraw PRO v10 Document
ConceptDraw MINDMAP Template
Corel Ventura Publisher Publication
Carbon Graphics Geo Data File
3D Home Architect Second Level Floor Plan
PrintShop Deluxe Flyer Document

.drw - PTC Creo Drawing Document

The DRW document files are related to PTC Creo. The DRW file is a PTC Creo Drawing Document. PTC Creo is a scalable, interoperable suite of product design software.

PTC Creo
Document files
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PTC Creo Drawing Document related extensions:
PTab Spreadsheet Document
IBM DisplayWrite Document
DataCAD Template Document
Pepakura Designer Pattern
XyWrite III Plus Document
FreeCAD Standard Document

.drw - RISC OS Vector Drawing

The DRW document files are related to RISC OS. The DRW file is a RISC OS Vector Drawing. RISC OS is an operating system originally designed by Acorn Computers Ltd.

Document files
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RISC OS Vector Drawing related extensions:
Pocket Access Document
Visual Thought Diagram
QuickTime HTML
Leibniz Document
MultiMate Document
3D Home Architect Foundation Floor Plan

Naturally, other applications may also use the .drw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .drw files. Be especially cautious with .drw files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .drw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .drw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

crw, ddw, dfw, dgw, dr, dra, drd, dre, drq, drs, dtw, dw, dwr, frw, rdw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Cadence OrCAD Component Footprint
SmartWare Cross-Tab Definition File
CHARTrunner Workspace
SDLX De-registration Request Data
Map Maker Drawing
Digi-Watcher Video File

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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