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.dws File Extension

Developer: Autodesk
File type: AutoCAD Drawing Standards File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dws. Files with the file extension .dws can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dws files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dws file?

An AutoCAD drawing standards file is used by the AutoCAD 2013 software to verify if drawing standards stored in these files are implemented into other drawing files created with this program. These files are stored in the DWS format and are affixed with the .dws extension. A DWS file can also be used for the definition and integration of drawing standards entered by the AutoCAD 2013 user into an AutoCAD 2013 project. Autodesk developed the AutoCAD 2013 software and the DWS format to provide users with a set of functionalities used for designing 3D structures and engineering designs. The content of a DWS file may include dimension style specifications, layer properties and linetype standards among other text formatting elements. Several DWS files may be associated to one AutoCAD 2013 project. The AutoCAD 2013 software can be installed in computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems to start creating, opening or viewing and modifying the content of these DWS files.

how to open a .dws file?

Launch a .dws file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dws file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dws files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dws file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dws file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dws file association errors

applications that open a .dws file

AutoCAD 2013

AutoCAD 2013

The new version of the AutoCAD software which is the AutoCAD 2013, has features like the Section and Details View which has a model documentation tab that provides faster access. There is Full, offset, half or aligned to hoose from the section methods. Usrs can specify what boundaries they prefer which can either be rectangular or circular for the details view. The software also offers Strike-thru Text used for providing texts in documents. Mtext, Mleaders, Dimensions, Tables and ArcText has new strikethrough styles for them. The Autodesk 360 Connectivity feature of the software allows synchronization of files including the syncing of drawings and folders with the user's online account which is accessed directly within the software which enables file sharing with other users of Autodesk who has an online account, and users can also share their designs through their social media accounts. The software also comes with a PressPull too that is used to extrude and offset curves to create surfaces and solids. It also lets the user select multiple object using a single PRessPull operation.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dws files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dws. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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