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Opening DWG files

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

What is a DWG file?

The .dwg extension is primarily given to files that have been created with the AutoCAD "Computer Aided Design" software application. AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that was developed by AutoDesk, Inc. The .dwg extension can also be given to files created with a variety of other CAD software packages, such as the IntelliCAD application.

The files with the .dwg extension contain a database of 2D or 3D drawings that have been created within a CAD software. These files store design and meta data that describe the contents of the file. The .dwg format is considered to be the most widely-used format for CAD drawings. Some experts estimate that there are between 2 and 4 billion .dwg images in existence today.

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About File Extension DWG

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