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What is .DWG File Extension?

Specifications of DWG file Type:

Developer:Autodesk
Format Type:Binary
File Category:CAD Files
MIME Type:application/acad,
application/x-acad,
application/autocad_dwg,
image/x-dwg,
application/dwg,
application/x-dwg,
application/x-autocad,
image/vnd.dwg,
drawing/dwg
File Hex Signature:41 43
Supported PlateformWindows, MAC, Linux, IOS, WEB, Android, Windows Phone

Full form DWG File Format

DWG stands for AutoCAD Drawing Database

Breif Details of DWG File Extension

DWG also known as DwaRinG is used to store 2D and 3D design data & metadata. This file stores all information entered by a user like Design, Photos, Geometric Data and Maps.

DWG file extension is the native file format of different CAD packages like AutoCAD, DraftSight, INtelliCAD, Open Design Alliance and Caddie.

Since 2000 AutoCAD has published several version of DWG file with having slight difference in their format and hence some of the CAD programs will not open some of the DWG file.

How to Open DWG file type in Windows:

  1. Autodesk AutoCAD
  2. CADSoftTools ABViewer
  3. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD
  4. Autodesk DWG TrueView
  5. Autodesk Design Review
  6. CorelCAD
  7. Serif DrawPlus
  8. TurboCAD LTE Pro

How to Open DWG file extension in MAC:

  1. Autodesk AutoCAD
  2. Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
  3. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD
  4. Autodesk Fusion 360
  5. CorelCAD
  6. progeCAD iCADMac
  7. IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe

How to Open DWG file format in Linux OS:

  1. Dassault Systemes DraftSight
  2. Bricsys Bricscad

How to Open DWG file type in iOS:

  1. Autodesk Fusion 360
  2. AutoDesk AutoCAD 360

How to Open DWG file type in Android:

  1. Autodesk Fusion 360
  2. AutoDesk AutoCAD 360

How to Open DWG file type in Windows:

  1. Autodesk Fusion 360