What is DWG File Extension?


 AutoCAD Drawing Database File is best known as DWG. It comes in the category of AutoCAD data files. A DWG file is capable to contain varieties of information including maps, graphs, images etc. It has the capacity to hold all the details of the 2D and 3D drawings which are developed by AutoCAD. The file format has many versions and the latest one is DWG 2013. Users can install DWG 2000, 2004, 2007 or 2010 also.


It is counted in the category of CAD files.


It is Autodesk that takes care of the development and maintenance of DWG files.

Supported Apps

  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Wout Ware DWG DXF Sharp Viewer
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
  • CADSoftTools ABViewer


It has various MIME type. The list is here-

  • application/autocad_dwg
  • application/x-acad
  • image/vnd.dwg
  • drawing/dwg
  • image/x-dwg
  • application/x-dwg
  • application/dwg
  • application/x-autocad


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How to read or view the DWG File Extension

Users can read and view DWG file extension on many apps-

  • Wout Ware DWG DXF Sharp Viewer
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • CADSoftTools ABViewer