How to open DWF files

Did your computer fail to open a DWF file? We explain what DWF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a DWF file?

DWF is an acronym for Design Web Format or Drawing Web Format. Files that contain the .dwf file extension are computer drawing files that have been created by the AutoCAD and/or Inventor computer aided drawing software applications. The DWF files usually contain information about a CAD design including graphics and text.

The DWF file format was developed by Autodesk in order to allow for the easier distribution of design data to users who need to view or print the design files. Files that have been saved in the DWF format are highly compressed, making them easier to download and transmit.

Software that will open, convert or fix DWF files

These apps are known to open certain types of DWF files. Since many different programs may use DWF files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DWF file.

Autodesk Express ViewerAutodesk Express ViewerUser submitted
Volo View ExpressVolo View ExpressUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
Volo ViewVolo ViewUser submitted
Autodesk Volo View ExpressAutodesk Volo View ExpressUser submitted
Brava! FreeDWG Viewer ApplicationBrava! FreeDWG Viewer ApplicationUser submitted
AutoCADAutoCADUser submitted
CodeWarriorCodeWarriorUser submitted
eDrawings RapidFire Lite ApplicationeDrawings RapidFire Lite ApplicationUser submitted
DWGSee ApplicationDWGSee ApplicationUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DWF-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!