The File Extensions Database


.W2D File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What is an .W2D file?

.W2D is Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format 2D file

The w2d file extension seems to be mainly used for Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format.

The w2d file is located in the DWF compressed container Design (Drawing) Web Format with other data to view image in the Design (Drawing) Web format.

After version 6 of the Design Web Format, DWF archives use ZIP compression only with small file header changes. Compression utilities that can extract files from the ZIP archives can extract files from DWF archive.

The w2d files are designed for internal use of Autodesk applications that support Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format, to view image properly you must have DWF file.


How to open:

Use AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor to open *.w2d drawing web format 2D files.

How to convert:

Some sort of export to similar CAD design format is perhaps possible.

How to solve problems with W2D files

  • Associate the W2D file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any W2D file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.W2D files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the W2D file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .W2D is Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format 2D file. Because only the current version supports the latest W2D file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .W2D is Autodesk Design (Drawing) Web Format 2D file update.
  • To make sure that your W2D file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.