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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.

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…

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How To View DWG Files

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DWG files are the bread and butter of the CAD industry. Every day, DWG drawing files are passed back and forth between CAD professionals, clients and collaborators across a wide range of industries. However, not all CAD programs support DWG files and…

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Share DWG Files

How to Share DWG Files

Share DWG Files

One of the most common ways of sharing DWG files (or really any file type) is via email. However, sharing DWG files is not as simple as sharing a word document, as you also need to attach any referenced files into the…

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Overview DWG Conversion

Overview: DWG Conversion

Overview DWG Conversion

DWG files are widely used in the CAD industry, mostly with the filetype’s creator AutoCAD. However, the common CAD workflow requires drawing files to be passed between colleagues with different CAD programs, with varying CAD skills. This can involve converting the DWG…

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DWG File Specification

The DWG File Specification

DWG File Specification

The DWG (or ‘drawing’) file format stores and describes the content of 2D and 3D design data and metadata. When it comes to accuracy, precision and detail in your design drawings, there’s not many better formats than DWG (file extension, .dwg)….

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