File type: AutoCAD Drawing Database File
The DWG file extension identifies drawing files created in AutoCAD from Autodesk. The files with the .dwg are to store 3D and 2D design data including metadata. They also contain geometric information.
It is a the local format for many CAD packages such as Interlaced, PowerCAD, AutoCAD and its variants. The files with the .dwg don't have native support in many software applications.
This format started in 1982 together with the first Autocad version.
How to Open DWG Files
The best option you have is to download a DWG viewer.
You can view a DWG file without Autocad. You have to download a free viewer or use an online viewer.
- IMSI TurboCAD,
- Autodesk AutoCAD or DWG TrueView (free viewer),
- Autodesk design review (free)
- Corel Cad (free trial)
- SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer,
- ACD Systems Canvas,
- Drawing database file converter such as AutoDWG,
- Microsoft Visio,
- A360 viewer
- utodesk AutoCAD
Here is an updated list of the best DWG viewers to download:
- Autocad (Not free).
You can check these online viewers: