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CAD File Format

AutoCAD drawing database file

CAD is an image file format used by AutoCAD. AutoCAD was created by AutoDesk, and creates 2-D and 3-D designs. CAD files hold information for these images, as well as drafting information. CAD stands for Computer Aided Design.

MIME: application/autocad, application/x-autocad, image/cad, image/x-cad

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This was last updated in July 2010
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