AWA File Type

- The quick facts

What are AWA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AWA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an AWA file?

AWA files have multiple uses, and AnimationWorks Accelerated movie is one of them.

AnimationWorks Accelerated movie

These AWA files contain animations created in Vectorworks, a software that allows you to create complicated camera or object animations. AnimationWorks is an add-on for Vectorworks. You can view these AWA files in any supported media player as a QuickTime movie. These are 3D animations combined with a camera path to allow you to create a short film.

How to open AWA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the AWA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your AWA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different AWA openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 21, 2021

More file formats using the AWA extension

Through our research of AWA files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Astound Animation

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AWA files. Remember, different programs may use AWA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.