Free Online DWG to PNG Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your DWG file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted DWG file before this time.

How to Convert your DWG to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DWG to PNG using our fast and free DWG converter tool.

Upload your DWG file

Click the "Upload a DWG File" button, then select a DWG to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for DWG and PNG

ExtensionDWG
Full NameDrawing
TypeCAD
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

A DWG file is a digital file format used for storing two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) design data in a computer-aided design (CAD) environment. DWG stands for "drawing," and it was developed by Autodesk, making it a proprietary format associated primarily with their AutoCAD software. However, DWG files can also be opened and edited by other CAD programs through licensing agreements with Autodesk or by using open-source tools. This widespread compatibility has made DWG one of the most widely used formats for sharing and exchanging design information among engineers, architects, and other professionals in the design and construction industries.

One of the key features of DWG files is their ability to store complex geometric data, including lines, arcs, circles, and other shapes that make up the design. Additionally, DWG files can contain information about layers, dimensions, annotations, and other metadata relevant to the design. These files can be large and intricate, as they often represent detailed architectural plans, engineering drawings, or mechanical designs. With advancements in CAD software, DWG files have evolved to support 3D models, allowing designers to create and share detailed 3D representations of their projects.

As the industry standard for CAD files, DWG plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration and interoperability among different design teams and software applications. However, due to its proprietary nature, Autodesk has released various versions of the DWG format over the years, leading to compatibility issues between older and newer software versions. To address this, Autodesk periodically publishes the DWG file specifications, enabling other CAD developers to ensure their software remains compatible with the latest DWG formats, thereby ensuring the continued usefulness and widespread adoption of this versatile file format.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DWG file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your DWG file to upload. Your DWG file will be uploaded to our servers. When the DWG to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my DWG to PNG?

We aim to process all DWG to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the DWG to PNG conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.