Think you might be interested in a model, but the file is a DWG? This article discusses several easy ways to open a DWG file, both for viewing and editing.
DWG files are a proprietary drawing format originally designed for use in AutoCAD. Over the years, DWGs have become extremely popular for both 2D and 3D modeling.
There are three main methods that can be used to open DWG files: DWG viewers, 3D modeling software, and online cloud-based platforms. The following list contains some popular options for each type:
3D Modeling Software
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Perhaps the best option for opening DWG files is to use an Autodesk product, since the format is updated every few years. Doing so using Autodesk Fusion 360, for example, is quite simple:
The next best option, especially if you don’t have an Autodesk product, is to use the company’s online viewer. The steps are as follows:
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