DWG file formats
The DWG format is the most widespread format used to create and share CAD data. In addition to Autodesk's proprietary versions, several third-party variants are also common.
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- Purpose: Unknown
- Data type: vector
- Type of format: CAD
- Multi-file format: Yes/No/Optional
- File type: binary/text-file
- File extension(s): .dwg
- Originally developed by: Autodesk, Open Design Alliance and others (1982)
- Technical description/specification: n.a.
- License: Unknown
- Regulated by: Autodesk
- Status: proprietary
- Sample file(s): DWG sample files
- Consumable by:
Computer-Aided Design aids in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a 2D and 3D designs. It is extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more.
The usual workflow when working with CAD data is to define a spatial reference, add the data to the map, georeference the dataset with existing data and set the display properties.