DGN File

What are DGN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DGN 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 a DGN file?

A .DGN file is a Bentley MicroStation CAD drawing file.

Files that use the .dgn file extension are most commonly associated with the MicroStation construction design software application. The DGN files that are used by this software contain 2D or 3D drawings that are based on the Intergraph Standard File Format or, in some cases, the V8 DGN standard.

How to open DGN files

We have identified six DGN openers that are compatible with this specific type of DGN file.

Programs that open Bentley MicroStation CAD drawing files

MicroStationMicroStationVerified
Bentley ViewBentley ViewVerified
PowerDraftPowerDraftVerified
Formtec Design ProFormtec Design ProVerified
BobCAD CAMBobCAD CAMVerified
Bentley Systems RedlineBentley Systems RedlineDiscontinued

Last updated: December 11, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
EdgecamEdgecamUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted
TatukGIS ViewerTatukGIS ViewerUser submitted
NavigatorNavigatorUser submitted
EPIDesignerEPIDesignerUser submitted
Pathtrace EdgeCAMPathtrace EdgeCAMUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Bentley RedlineBentley RedlineUser submitted
MapStandaloneMapStandaloneUser submitted

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