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What's AutoCAD DWF file

  Jun 22, 2015

Design Web Format (DWF) is a CAD file format developed by Autodesk for the efficient distribution and communication of rich design data to anyone who needs to view, review, or print design files. It could be a ‘snapshot’ of CAD design file such as DWG.

The sole purpose of DWF is not a replacement for native CAD formats such as AutoCAD drawings (DWG), but is to allow designers, engineers, project managers, and their colleagues to communicate design information and design content to anyone needing to work on it.

The current AutoCAD file format (.dwfx) is based on ISO/IEC 29500-2:2008 Open Packaging Conventions.

With DWF:

  • Efficiency—Use intuitive tools to measure, mark up, and review 2D and 3D designs on the desktop;
  • Communication—Share changes with your extended team and stakeholders—even;
  • Reduce costs—Eliminate paper and avoid misunderstandings;