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File Extension

DWG File Format

AutoCAD Drawing

DWG is a file extension for an Autodesk’s AutoCAD drawing, or older generic CAD (computer-aided design) drawing files.

CAD programs are used to create technical drawings and design plans by architects, engineers, drafters, artists and others. AutoCAD is currently the most popular CAD program.

MIME type: application/x-acad, application/autocad_dwg, image/x-dwg, application/dwg, application/x-dwg, application/x-autocad,image/vnd.dwg,drawing/dwg


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This was last updated in July 2010
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