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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Software that works with dwl file extension

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DWL file extension - AutoCAD drawing database file locking information file

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

The dwl file extension 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 default software associated to dwl file type:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo AutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets and extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. You can easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data that your customers require.

AutoCAD for Mac icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo AutoCAD 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 Mac OS® X platform, with an intuitive, graphical user interface that makes it easy to bring your ideas to life.

Help how to open DWL files:

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

How to convert file with extension DWL:

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.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dwl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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).

  • Create dwl file

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

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create dwl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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