Files with dwl extension can be typically found as lock files generated for drawings databases opened in AutoCAD CAD/CAM software from Autodesk.

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DWL file extension - AutoCAD drawing database locking information

What is dwl file? How to open dwl files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

dwl file icon: dwl filetype icon

File extension dwl is used by Autodesk AutoCAD, one of the most popular and used CAD software.

A .dwl file contains locking information about opened drawing database. These files are hidden by default and store information about who on what computer and when opened a dwg drawing.

The TurboCAD software also uses dwl files for same purposes as AutoCAD.

The default software associated to open dwl file:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A CAD designing software with the powerful, flexible features. It is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets. The default file formats using by AutoCAD are: DWG and DXF.

AutoCAD for Mac icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

AutoCAD for Mac software—it’s AutoCAD, for the Mac, bringing robust 3D free-form design tools and powerful drafting capabilities to your platform of choice. It takes full advantage of the macOS platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.

Help how to open:

You cannot open this file type manually, it is generated automatically to lock opened drawing database.

How to convert:

This file type is not meant to be converted to anything else. It's just a temporary lock file preventing two users to accesses same file at the same time.

Find conversions from dwl file:

dwl to dwg

dwl to dxf

dwl to pdf

List of software applications associated to the .dwl 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 dwl file, edit dwl file, convert dwl file, view dwl file, play dwl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 dwl files.

Programs that can create dwl file - AutoCAD drawing database locking information

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dwl file by default:
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
Other suggested software:
TurboCAD small icon TurboCAD

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with dwl file by default:
AutoCAD for Mac small icon AutoCAD for Mac
Other suggested software:
TurboCAD for Mac small icon TurboCAD for Mac

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