AutoCAD Version & Windows 7

Quick Tip:

Simply navigate to a folder that has a .dwg file in it (Windows Explorer). Then hover over the file and wait for the tool-tip to appear. It will show you what the last version of AutoCAD was used on that file. This can be helpful to determine if the file can be opened by you if you are using an older version of AutoCAD.

.dwg versions:

  • .dwg 2010
  • .dwg 2007
  • .dwg 2004
  • ,dwg 2000
  • .dwg R14



About AutoCAD Tips

This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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2 Responses to AutoCAD Version & Windows 7

  1. Ewen says:

    That doesn’t tell you what version the file is – this does:

  2. Ewen says:

    The Windows Explorer tip won’t tell you what version the file is – this app will: (better link)

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