.dwg

File Type AutoCAD Drawing Database File IconAutoCAD Drawing Database File
File Format Standard (developed by Autodesk)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

DWG is short for "drawing." It is a standard format for storing 2D and 3D CAD images.

AutoCAD is the most popular program that uses the DWG format. However, several other CAD programs including Intellicad and Caddie can open and save DWG files as well.

Open With
Windows

IconAutodesk AutoCAD

IconAutodesk Design Review

IconAutodesk DWG TrueView

macOS

IconAutodesk AutoCAD for Mac

IconIMSI TurboCAD for Mac

IconCorelCAD

Unix

IconBricsys Bricscad

IconDassault Systemes DraftSight

Updated June 1, 2009
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