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DWG file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dwg - Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing

DWG file is an Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing. It is a binary file format used by AutoDesk AutoCAD, it can contain 2D or 3D objects and offers compression and a CRC check for internal data.

.dwg file format description:
DWG format description not yet available
Autodesk AutoCAD
Document files
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Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing related links:
Bentley View
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Temporary File
Autodesk AutoCAD Action Macro
AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File
Autodesk AutoCAD User Profile
Autodesk AutoCAD Runtime Extension
Autodesk AutoCAD Tool Catalog

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

Can't open a .dwg 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 .dwg file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

wwg, cwg, wdg, rwg, dwr, dwh, dwb, dsg, dg, dag, wg, swg, dwt, dwn, dwf

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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