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DWG File Extension

DWG file extension is created by Autodesk, also known as AutoCAD Drawing Database File. DWG has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open DWG files in Corel CorelCAD program.

AutoCAD Drawing Database File Type

AutoCAD Drawing Database File Type
Extension .dwg
Developer Autodesk
Popularity 5.0 (5436 Votes)
Mime Type image/vnd.dwg
Default Program Corel CorelCAD
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a DWG File Type?

DWG files can be viewed using Autodesk 'on Windows; s free program DWG TrueView. It can also be opened by d' other-third party applications that support DWG format, such as CorelCAD, IMSI TurboCAD and Adobe Illustrator.

AutoCAD has released variants of the DWG format. DWG 2004, DWG 2007, DWG 2010, DWG 2013 and DWG 2018 have been introduced since 2000. Although they are similar, their file structures are slightly different. The third-CAO party programs may therefore be able to open some DWG files, but not d' others.

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Free online DWG Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DWG (AutoCAD Drawing Database File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DWG, merge, split and compare the DWG files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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DWG Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the AutoCAD Drawing Database File .DWG File Extensions while opening the .DWG files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DWG Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for AutoCAD Drawing Database File on your system such as Corel CorelCAD.
  2. Associate default Corel Corel CorelCAD program for *.dwg (AutoCAD Drawing Database File) files.

    Associate DWG Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DWG (e.g example.dwg) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Corel Corel CorelCAD program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .dwg files.

    Associate DWG Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DWG (e.g example.dwg) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Corel Corel CorelCAD program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Corel CorelCAD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for DWG File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DWG files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DWG File on Windows

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
CADSoftTools ABViewer image. CADSoftTools ABViewer 10 for Windows Commercial CADSoftTools
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for Windows Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows Commercial Aspose
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Corel CorelCAD image. Corel CorelCAD 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
IMSI DesignCAD image. IMSI DesignCAD 2019 for Windows Commercial IMSI
Altium Designer image. Altium Designer 18 for Windows Commercial Altium
ACCA Edificius image. ACCA Edificius BIM 2 for Windows Commercial ACCA
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for Windows Commercial AutoDesSys
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Autodesk Inventor image. Autodesk Inventor 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows Commercial Corel
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows Freeware Trimble
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for Windows Commercial Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer 2017 for Windows Freeware Dassault Systemes
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Windows image. IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Windows 2019 for Windows Commercial IMSI
TatukGIS Viewer image. TatukGIS Viewer 4 for Windows Freeware TatukGIS

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DWG File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for MacOs Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 000 for MacOs Free Trial Autodesk AutoCAD 2020
Corel CorelCAD image. Corel CorelCAD 2020 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs Commercial Corel
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for MacOs Commercial AutoDesSys
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs Freeware Trimble
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for MacOs Commercial Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer 2017 for MacOs Freeware Dassault Systemes
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Mac image. IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Mac 17 for MacOs Commercial IMSI

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DWG file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
Bricsys Bricscad image. Bricsys Bricscad 000 for Linux Free Trial Bricsys Bricscad

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DWG file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DWG file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DWG file on Android

Software License Developer
AutoDWG DWGSee image. AutoDWG DWGSee 000 for Android Free Trial AutoDWG DWGSee

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DWG file extension icon image.About DWG - AutoCAD Drawing Database File

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Updated 4/1/2024


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