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What are DWS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DWS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DWS files.

What is a DWS file?

DWS files have multiple uses, and AutoCAD Drawing Standards is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

AutoCAD Drawing Standards File

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 DWS files

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

Programs that open AutoCAD Drawing Standards files


Last updated: September 29, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DWS

While AutoCAD Drawing Standards File is a popular type of DWS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DWS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Dyalog APL WorkSpace

We know that one DWS format is Dyalog APL WorkSpace. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DWS files. Remember, different programs may use DWS 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
DWG TrueViewDWG TrueViewUser submitted
AutoCAD LTAutoCAD LTUser submitted
DraftSightDraftSightUser submitted
NetOp Remote ControlNetOp Remote ControlUser submitted
Ulead DVD WorkshopUlead DVD WorkshopUser submitted
GstarCADGstarCADUser submitted
VidCAD OEMVidCAD OEMUser submitted
AOEMViewAOEMViewUser submitted
DWG FastView - EnglishDWG FastView - EnglishUser submitted

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