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Details of extension .dwg

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .dwg file?
  • Which program can create the .dwg file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .dwg format?
  • What can convert .dwg files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dwg extension?
Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing .dwg file icon

Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing

The 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.
Category: Document files
Application: Autodesk AutoCAD
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-autocad
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.pc2 Autodesk AutoCAD Plot Configuration
.aws Autodesk AutoCAD Workspace Data
.cwproj COMPRESS Project
.pvs PTC Creo View Structure
.u3d Universal 3D File
BravoDRAFT Document .dwg file icon

BravoDRAFT Document

The DWG file is a BravoDRAFT Document. BravoDRAFT is a discontinued computer-aided design (CAD) software for Microsoft Windows.
Category: Document files
Application: BravoDRAFT
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.pra CADRA Design Drafting Software Data
.sth KG-Chart Design Data
.dg Tekla Xsteel Drawing
.czd The Crash Zone Drawing
.cim CimPack Design Drawing

Other types of files may also use the .dwg file extension. If you have helpful information about .dwg extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.dw DesignWorkshop Data
.ddg Deltadrive GRS Database
.cwg Castle of the Winds Data
.wdg WinDev Procedures
.swg SWAG Pascal Snippets
.dsg Doom Saved Game

The .dwg filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

dwn (1), dwf (1), dw (1), dgw (1), wwg (1), ddg (1), wdg (1), cwg (1), rwg (1), dwv (1), dwr (1), dwh (1), dwb (1), dsg (1), dg (1)

Can't open a .dwg file?

If you want to open a .dwg file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .dwg association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.dwg

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android