File Formats: DWG Format (DWG)

DWG is a binary file format used by AutoDesk AutoCAD. It can contain 2D or 3D objects and offers compression and a CRC check for internal data.

LEADTOOLS supports DWG 12, 13, 14, 15 (DWG2000), and 18 (DWG2004) files.

This file format supports loading with different units and viewing multi-degree spline.

This file format is not supported in the Imaging Pro toolkits. Read support for this format is provided in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

The default extension used by this format is: DWG.

LEADTOOLS supports loading this format as a raster image, vector image, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) document.

LEAD supports the object types listed above, as well as, layers and the grouping of objects. Embedded raster objects are not supported.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Dwg Yes No [AutoDesk AutoCAD binary format.

When DWG files are rasterized, they are 24 BPP.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object: Load: Save:
Arc Supported Not Supported
Attdef Supported Not Supported
Attrib Supported Not Supported
BoundaryPolydraw Supported Not Supported
Circle Supported Not Supported
Dimension Supported Not Supported
Directional (2D) Extrusion Supported Not Supported
Ellipse Supported Not Supported
Hatch Supported Not Supported
Insert Supported Not Supported
Leader Supported Not Supported
Lines Supported Not Supported
LWPolyline Supported Not Supported
Mline Supported Not Supported
Mtext Supported Not Supported
Point Supported Not Supported
Polygons Supported Not Supported
Polyline Supported Not Supported
PureLine Supported Not Supported
PurePolygon Supported Not Supported
PurePolyline Supported Not Supported
Ray Object Supported Not Supported
Segment Supported Not Supported
Simple Construction Line Supported Not Supported
Solid Supported Not Supported
Spline Supported Not Supported
Text Supported Not Supported
Tolerance Not Supported Not Supported
Vertex Supported Not Supported
Wpolyline Supported Not Supported
3DFace Supported Not Supported
3DSolid Supported Not Supported

Required DLL: Leadtools.Vector.dll and Leadtools.Codecs.Dwg.dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.

Related Formats: CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, EMF - Windows Metafile Formats, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PDF - Portable Document Format, PLT - PLT / HPGL Format, PS - PostScript Document Format, RTF - Rich Text Format, SHP - ESRI Shape Format, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, WPG - WordPerfect Vector Format, WMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format, MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format.

Platforms: .NET 4, .NET Standard

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