DWL2 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DWL2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DWL2 files.

What is a DWL2 file?

The .dwl2 file extension is most commonly used by the AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. These files contain locked copies of AudoCAD DWG files. When a user opens a DWG file that is opened by another user, the DWL2 file is created to avoid accidentally modifications or deletions of file data.

How to open DWL2 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 DWL2 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 3 different DWL2 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DWL2

While we know of one file format using the .DWL2 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 .DWL2 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DWL2 files. Remember, different programs may use DWL2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

AutoCADAutoCADUser submitted
EPANETEPANETUser submitted
File Type AssistantFile Type AssistantUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DWL2-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DWL2-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!