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DWG file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dwg file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dwg file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dwg file?
  • How can the .dwg file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dwg files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing

Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing .dwg file icon
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 format description not yet available
Category: Document files
Application: Autodesk AutoCAD
Mime-type: application/x-autocad
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DWG aliases:
DWG related links:
DWG related extensions:
Autodesk Drawing eXchange File

WorkView3D Links

IronCAD Scene

Autodesk Design Web Format

Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi Information File

Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi Device Interface

Pro/ENGINEER Neutral Assembly

Cadence Allegro PCB Layout

Catia Document

Ashlar-Vellum Graphite Document

Other types of files may also use the .dwg file extension.

🔄 .dwg converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .dwg files to other formats:


For example, using the softwares above, a .dwg file can be converted into one of the following formats:

pmg, p64, wfx, lbm, uni, ppt, pcp, tap, pg, mod, art, scr, afl, prn, dng

🚫 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:

cwg, dag, ddg, dg, dgw, dsg, dw, dwb, dwf, dwh, dwn, dwr, dwt, rwg, swg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Commodore 64 Create with Garfield Image
Dreamweaver Web Template File
VariCAD 2D/3D Document
DataFlex Dialog Box Source Code
WordGrinder Document
World Championship Poker 2 Game Data
Autodesk AutoCAD Template
Autodesk Design Web Format
Digi-Watcher Video File
CARE-S InfoWorks Wastewater Data

🔴 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dwg file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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