File Extension Library

.DWL2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Misc Files

What are .DWL2 files and how to open them?

Can't open .DWL2 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DWL2 file.

What is a .DWL2 file extension?

.DWL2 file extension is created by Autodesk. .DWL2 has been classified as Misc Files.

.DWL2 is AutoCAD Drawing Lock File

A DWL2 file is a file used to lock a drawing created by AutoCAD, a program used to design 2D and 3D designs. It stores lock information when a drawing (.DWG file) is opened in the program. DWL2 files prevent simultaneous access by different users to a drawing, which may cause the file to become corrupted.

DWL2 files are not meant to be opened by a user. They are only intended to lock the associated DWG file from being opened. It only appears when a drawing file is opened, which is when AutoCAD creates a DWL2 file. The file is automatically deleted when the drawing is closed.

List of all softwares that can open the AutoCAD Drawing Lock File
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018

How to fix problems with .DWL2 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DWL2 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DWL2 file format
  2. You need to check the .DWL2 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)