What is a .TCW File And How To Open It – IMSI/Design (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .tcw extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .tcw file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .TCW file?

The .TCW file extension is TurboCAD Drawing File. This file extension belongs to the developer IMSI/Design. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .TCW file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .tcw file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the IMSI TurboCAD Pro software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is IMSI TurboCAD Pro.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TCW file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the IMSI TurboCAD Pro software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .TCW file?

If you are still unable to open the .TCW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .TCW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tcx – Garmin, .tcx – SmartBear, .tcx – IMSI/Design, .tcz – Linux, .td – Thunder Network Technologies. 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 .TCW file with the IMSI TurboCAD Pro program on Windows.