.DWL File Extension

Drawing Lock File

A DWL file locks drawings opened in TurboCAD. It prevents simultaneous access to avoid corruption. TurboCAD makes DWL files when drawings open. DWL files delete automatically when drawings close. We...

General Information

Title DWL File Extension
Extension .dwl
Full Form Drawing Lock File
File Type Lock File
Developer Autodesk
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Lock drawing
Additional Functions Prevent conflicts
Features Temporary, Auto-generated

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable No

Use Cases

Drafting Yes
Collaboration Indirect
Version Control No

Security and Practices

Security Risks None inherent
Best Practices Regular cleanup

Historical/Version Information

Associated with AutoCAD releases
Version Dependent No

Associated Types

Primary Extension .dwg
Similar Extensions N/A

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
AutoCAD Paid Windows, Mac
DraftSight Free, Paid versions Windows, Mac, Linux