.DWS File Extension

File Type:
AutoCAD Drawing Standards File

Having trouble opening .dws extension? Don't panic! This page explains what dws files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open dws files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a DWS file?

Dws file extension has AutoCAD Drawing Standards file type, developed by Autodesk, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

AutoCAD is a professional tool for creating 3D designs and CAD engineering. It uses drawing verification files with this extension. They are used to save properties that must be conformed to in another project. DWS files allow detecting violations and defining standards. They can hold standards for dimensional styles, text styles, layer properties, and linetypes. You can apply multiple DWS standards files to one drawing.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

dws file icon
File Type:
AutoCAD Drawing Standards File
CAD Files

How to open DWS file?

Double click the dws file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .dws extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the dws extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dws file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open DWS files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the dws file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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