DWG File Format


Files saved under AutoCAD / BricsCAD can not open in other versions of AutoCAD / BricsCAD


Latest versions of AutoCAD and BricsCAD save their DWG files as a DWG 2021 format.

This DWG format applies to AutoCAD 2020 onwards and BricsCAD v20

If you are working with previous versions of AutoCAD or BricsCAD, we recommend to set the default save format to 2013.

In BricsCAD, go to Settings > Settings


And change the Save Format option to DWG 2013.


You now will be able to open DWG files created in earlier versions of AutoCAD / BricsCAD