What is a .DWT File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .dwt extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .dwt file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DWT file?

The file extension .DWT is from AutoCAD Drawing Template.This file extension was developed by Autodesk. The file has the binary format, and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dwt file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DWT file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DWT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DWT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .dwt file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DWT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DWT file?

If you cannot open the .DWT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DWT file.dwt – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DWT file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.