File Extension DWG

.DWG File

File extension: DWG
File type: Drawing Database

Notes about the DWG file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The DWG file type is primarily associated with 'AutoCAD' by Autodesk, Inc..

Detailed information for file extension DWG:

Primary association: AutoCAD
Company: Autodesk, Inc.
File classification: Graphic
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
Identifying characters Hex: 41 43 , ASCII: AC
Program ID: AutoCAD.Drawing.16 , AutoCADLT.Drawing.16
Related links: XnView

Other applications associated with file type DWG:

  • 2D Graphic
  • BravoDRAFT, DetailerOriginally made by Applicon for VAX workstations; it was ported to the PC. It was purchased by Schlumberger, became independent again, then purchased by Unigraphics, and now is owned (but not marketed by EDS PLM Solutions. Related links: EDS PLM Solutions
  • Drafix Drawing This association is classified as CAD/CAM.
  • Older Generic CADD Drawing Format
  • Pro/ENGINEER (Drawing) by PTCPro/ENGINEER is a 3D product design product, featuring productivity tools that promote best practices in design while ensuring compliance with your industry and company standards. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 23 55 47 43 3A 32 20 , ASCII: #UGC:2
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DWG

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Adobe.Illustrator.dwg, AppName: Adobe Illustrator
EXEFile: Illustrator.exe

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.16, FileType: AutoCAD Drawing, AppName: AutoCAD Application

ProgramID: AutoCADLT.Drawing.16, FileType: AutoCAD LT Drawing, AppName: Not applicable.
EXEFile: aclt.exe

ProgramID: CorelDRAW.Graphic.11, FileType: CorelDRAW 11.0 Graphic, AppName: CorelDRAW(R)
EXEFile: coreldrw.exe

ProgramID: PaintShopPro8.Image, FileType: Paint Shop Pro Image, AppName: Paint Shop Pro 8
EXEFile: Paint Shop Pro.exe

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.15
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACAD2000\acad.exe %1

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.15
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AutoCAD 2002\acad.exe %1

ProgramID: PaintShopPro8.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 8\Paint Shop Pro.exe /dde

ProgramID: PaintShopPro9.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 9\Paint Shop Pro 9.exe /dde

ProgramID: View Station Document
EXEFile: C:\View\Station\Image.exe %1

ProgramID: MicroStationDesignFile
EXEFile: C:\bentley\Program\MicroStation\ustation.exe %1

ProgramID: eDrawings.edw
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SolidWorks\eDrawings\EModelViewer.exe %1

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.14
EXEFile: C:\word_doc\Program Files\AutoCAD R14\acad.exe %1

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.15
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Volo View Express\voloview.exe

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.15
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk Building Systems 3\acad.exe %1

ProgramID: PaintShopProX.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro X\Paint Shop Pro X.exe

ProgramID: DWGAssoc.Drawing
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SolidWorks\dwgeditor\DWGEditor.exe

ProgramID: eDrawings.edw
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Archivos comunes\eDrawings2005\EModelViewer.exe

ProgramID: AutoCAD.Drawing.15
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Autodesk Map 6\acad.exe

ProgramID: dwgFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CADopia\CADopia Professional 8\icad.exe

ProgramID: dwgfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\formZ\formZ RadioZity v4.1.0\formZ RadioZity.exe

ProgramID: Adobe.Illustrator.dwg
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator\Support Files\Contents\Windows\Illustrator.exe

ProgramID: Icad.Drawing
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PROGES~1\PROGEC~1\icad.exe

ProgramID: BravaFreeDWG.FILE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IGC\Free DWG Viewer\BravaFreeDWG.exe

ProgramID: Icad.Drawing
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\progeSOFT\progeCAD 2008 Smart! ENG\icad.exe

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