A drw file extension is related to the Acorn vector draw file format used by RISC OS operating system.

There are 2 other file types using
the DRW file extension!

drw icon.drw - Vector drawing [common]

empty icon.drw - ProE / Creo Parametric 2D CAD data

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Software that open drw file

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DRW file extension - Acorn vector draw format

What is drw file? How to open drw files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

The drw file extension is associated with Acorn/Risc OS graphic application Draw.

The drw file contains draw similar to Windows WMF and SVG vector-based format.

Extensions used to map this file come in two varieties. The first is a word describing the file - in this case ".draw" which is ".drw" in the 8.3 parlance.

The second way of mapping the file is to use a literal form of the RISC OS filetype system. In this, three bytes provide a range of possible file types from &000 to &FFF (there are no extensions, just "type" metadata). In this case, Acorn DrawFiles would be given the extension ".aff" because the file is type &AFF, or 0xAFF, $HAFF.

This drw file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open drw file:

RISC OS 6 icon

RISC OS 6  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:

RISC OS 6 is the latest, most up to date, version of RISCOS to be released by RISCOS Ltd. It is based on a completely 26 bit / 32 bit neutral source.

Help how to open:

Use DrawView to open *.drw files.

How to convert:

Use any compatible drawing tool to transform *.drw files to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .drw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open drw file, edit drw file, convert drw file, view drw file, play drw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting drw files.

Software that open drw file - Acorn vector draw format

Programs supporting the exension drw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open drw file action.


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