File Extension DWG

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File Extension DWG

DWG file extension is an old file extension which was actually created for VAX workstations .It was originally crafted by "Autodesk" under the category of an image file. Today however it is used as an AutoCAD Drawing Database File. Currently this file extension is owned by HP.

As the name suggests DWG stands for drawing. It is a 2d and 3D vector image drawing file generated by a range of Computer Aided Design software including AutoCAD, who were essentially responsible for popularizing the format. DWG files can be viewed on both Windows platform as well as on Mac Operating system using IMSI TurboCAD.

It has a unique file verification which is supported by an encrypted checksum and product code written into DWG files created by the program.

DWG file extension is used for storage of higher dimensional design data and metadata. It also functions as the native format for several CAD packages including Auto Cad Intellicad and PowerCAD. DWG is supported non-natively by several hundred other software applications, thus making it very popular. It is also related to the .DXF format, which is an ASCII version of DWG.

Today the DWG file System, has become a standard for drawing programs. It has been estimated that there are in excess of two to four billion DWG files in existence in the world.

There are many ways to open file with specific file extension. There could be also multiple applications which you can use to open DWG file. Learn more how to open DWG file. Also you can try using hex or text editors like HexView or Notepad++ to open dwg files.

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