Request a Personalized Demo

Learn how to accurately convert your designs with Scan2CAD

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Join thousands of happy customers worldwide

DWG Files

The DWG file format was created by Autodesk to serve as the native file format for their flagship CAD software, AutoCAD. Since its beginnings in 1982, it has evolved to include a wide range of vector entities, and now supports both two- and three-dimensional designs. Its primary purpose is still to be used with AutoCAD, though other programs also support the format too. Scan2CAD launched full support for the DWG format in 2016. This means that it’s now possible to convert from raster, PDF, or DXF to DWG using Scan2CAD. Learn more about this file format in this section.

The DWG file format was created by Autodesk to serve as the native file format for their flagship CAD software, AutoCAD. Since its beginnings in 1982, it has evolved to include a wide range of vector entities, and now supports both two- and three-dimensional designs. Its primary purpose is still to be used with AutoCAD, though other programs also support the format too. Scan2CAD launched full support for the DWG format in 2016. This means that it’s now possible to convert from raster, PDF, or DXF to DWG using Scan2CAD. Learn more about this file format in this section.

Raster architectural image converted to vector cad

How to Convert BMP to DWG

Raster architectural image converted to vector cad

You’re likely familiar with the BMP format, which was developed by Microsoft to serve as the native image format for Windows. It’s also handy for storing 2D images, and many common image editors support the format. If you’re looking to use…

Continue Reading
DWG Files - Person Drawing Sketch

DWG Files — 7 Things You Need to Know

DWG Files - Person Drawing Sketch

From the commonly mistaken origins of the Drawing file format, to its remarkable ability in making complicated designs practicable, we’ve documented 7 of the most extraordinary things you need to know about DWG files. 1. DWG wasn’t initially designed for Autodesk…

Continue Reading
History Future DWG

History and Future of DWG

History Future DWG

Created in the 1970s and launched by Autodesk in 1982, DWG has established itself as one of the most ubiquitous file format for CAD software on the planet. Everyone who uses CAD will be familiar with it – but how much do you…

Continue Reading