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How to open downloaded DWG files

DWG files are plans (site and/ or buildings) from a Computer Aided Design (CAD) application.

Get a dwg viewer application

If you do not have a suitable CAD program on your computer you will need a DWG viewer. One free option is Draftsight from This is available for most major platforms.

Choose your browser

Most browsers will simply download the file to your computer when you click a dwg file download in Flow360.

The one exception to this behaviour is Internet Explorer on Windows which will try to open the dwg file in its own window resulting in a window full of code! The simple solution to this issue is to use Firefox or another browser instead of Internet Explorer.