Files with the .DWG extension contain 2D or 3D images and their metadata, stored in a proprietary format using a binary method. The extension’s name originates from the English word for a DraWinG . It is a native format for several CAD applications.
.AI file format used by Adobe Illustrator Artwork and is used for representation of vector based single page drawings which are available in either PDF or EPS file formats. AI is an abbreviation for Abode Illustrator. AI file format was previously known as PGF format.
After converting the file to the new format, you will be able to use other programs to support it. Keep in mind, however, that the DWG file after converting to AI may differ slightly from the original. The most important information should be kept, but if you want the file after conversion from DWG to AI to be the same, you have to do this carefully and choose the proper application from the list below.
There is no guarantee, of course, that the conversion will come up to all your expectations, but it will certainly help you. If, after all, the effect of converting DWG to AI does not meet your expectations, you can simply try to find on the Internet a different version of your file in DWG format, properly converted to a AI file by someone else. If this fails, use the information provided in the further part of the website.
If after converting the file DWG the desired result was not achieved, you can try to change the format of DWG file to other than AI. On our website you will find more information on the following conversion options
Unfortunately, if after performing the two previously described steps (trying to find your DWG file converted by someone else, and the attempt to convert it to AI on your own) you still have a problem with your file, then there are only a few solutions left. You can once again try to find and install an application that can open the DWG file in its original format (without conversion to AI file). Such a solution will be difficult to implement, but it certainly will give the best result.