DWL file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dwl - Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock

The DWL data files are related to Autodesk AutoCAD. The DWL file is an Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock. A DWL file is automatically created when a drawing file (DWG) is opened and then deleted when the file is closed.

Autodesk AutoCAD
Data files
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dwk, dwl2
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Lock related extensions:
SAM Transition Regularizer Data
I-DEAS Master Drafting Machine Data
RootsMagic v4 Database Backup
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.dwl - TurboCAD Drawing Lock

The DWL data files are related to TurboCAD. The DWL file is a TurboCAD Drawing Lock. TurboCAD is a CAD software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting.

Data files
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TurboCAD Drawing Lock related extensions:
TurboCAD Assemble SAT 3D Model
TurboCAD Mac Drawing
TurboCAD Template
TurboCAD Drawing
TurboCAD Drawing (ASCII)

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

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

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

cwl, dal, ddl, del, dl, dlw, dql, dsl, dw, dw1, dwi, dwk, dwm, dwo, dwp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Operating systems

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