DWF File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a DWF file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DWF 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.
How to open DWF files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DWF for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DWF openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension DWF
While we know of one file format using the .DWF file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DWF file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of DWF files. Remember, different programs may use DWF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Autodesk Express Viewer||User submitted|
|Volo View Express||User submitted|
|Autodesk Volo View Express||User submitted|
|Brava! FreeDWG Viewer Application||User submitted|
|Adobe Acrobat||User submitted|
|eDrawings RapidFire Lite Application||User submitted|