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File Extension DRW

What is File Extension DRW?

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File Extension DRW Description:

The DRW file extension is a commonly used format for drawings made in many different programs. One program that uses the DRW file extension is the CADS Planner Drawing Software. Drawings produced using the CADS Planner Software are saved with the DRW file extension. The application is CAD Software that is utilized for engineering, product development, automation and electrical design, and raster graphics.

A Lotus product called Freelance Graphics Version2 for DOS Drawing and Presentation also uses the DRW file extension when saving works and projects. Personal Designer Software by 4Design produces the DRW file extension as well for its CAD and CAM database, which saves information on 3D vectors to be used with the application. Files saved in the DRW file extension are binary files produced by the 3D CAD system. It is known that Personal Designer was the first to use the DRW file extension in DOS platforms, back when the application was marketed before as MicroCADD and Microdraft in Europe.

Another CAD Software that uses the DRW file extension is ProEngineer, a program that enables 3D product design. The software has tools that promote the best practices in design, while keeping in compliance with industry standards. Files saved in the .drw file extension in this program produce innovative CAD, CAM, and CAE solutions.

Micrografx Designer now, Corel Designer, also uses the DRW file extension for its image drawings. Corel designer is a graphics program that is vector based, and is utilized in the production of engineering drawings and graphic design.

The DRW file extension is a generic format for drawing files used by these programs, and it stores data images in a vector format that utilizes paths or lines to represent an image instead of dots. A vector is a line in 3D or 2D space, as in the mathematical terminology, and its use in computing includes other shapes like circles, ellipses, arcs and rectangles. Vectors are manipulated more easily, can be used in large scales, and take up only a small amount of disk space.


Kymdata Limited, 4Design, IBM Corporation, Micrografx/ Corel Corporation, PTC Corporation

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Applications associated with file extension DRW:

CADS Planner Software, Freelance Graphics Version2 for DOS drawing and Presentation, Personal Designer Software, Micrografx/Corel, ProEngineer CAD Software

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