How to open DWF file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DWF files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DWF file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DWF extension. However, it should be remembered that DWF file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Autodesk Design Web Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DWF files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DWF extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Autodesk Design Web Format

    .dwf file extension

    Category: 3D&CAD Files

    OS Software
    Windows Autodesk Design Review Autodesk Design Review
    IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 17 IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 17
    IMSI DoubleCAD XT Pro v3 IMSI DoubleCAD XT Pro v3
    ACD Systems Canvas 12 ACD Systems Canvas 12
    Safe Software FME Desktop Safe Software FME Desktop
    CAD Systems Unlimited Slick! ViewPlus CAD Systems Unlimited Slick! ViewPlus
    MAC OS IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v5 IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v5

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DWF files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DWF extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DWF extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DWF file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DWF file extension
  • DWF file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DWF files


If DWF file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DWF file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DWF file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DWF in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DWF format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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