DRW File Type

- The quick facts

What are DRW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DRW 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 DRW file?

DRW files have multiple uses, and CADS Planner Drawing is one of them.

CADS Planner Drawing

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DRW files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DRW openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .DRW

While CADS Planner Drawing is a popular type of DRW-file, we know of 9 different uses of the .DRW extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Micrografx Designer Drawing

We know that one DRW format is Micrografx Designer Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

DRW opener for Windows

We have identified one DRW opener that is compatible with this specific type of DRW file.

Pro/ENGINEER Drawing

We know that one DRW format is Pro/ENGINEER Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these DRW files

We have identified one DRW opener that is compatible with this specific type of DRW file.

Pro/ENGINEERPro/ENGINEERVerified

More file formats using the DRW extension

Through our research of DRW files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Freelance Graphics Drawing
  • GE PSLF Drawing
  • MacDraw Drawing
  • PWDraw Drawing
  • WillDraw Drawing
  • Windows Draw Drawing

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Picture ItMicrosoft Picture ItUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
iGrafxiGrafxUser submitted
CADSCADSUser submitted
FalconViewFalconViewUser submitted
iGrafx DesigneriGrafx DesignerUser submitted
Micrografx DesignerMicrografx DesignerUser submitted
Creo Elements/ProCreo Elements/ProUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted

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