DWL File Extension

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TurboCAD Drawing Lock Format
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What is DWL file?

DWL files are created with the TurboCad – software for 2D and 3D designing, it functions as a blocking file. This means, that the file is generated for purpose of blocking information, when the target file (TCW) containing the project, is opened within the program.

Additional information on DWL files

  1. DWL blocking file is created in order to protect against potential access to the target file (TCS) by more than one person at the same time, which would lead to its damaging. Nevertheless, users have access to the file and can display it, the blockade concerns introducing modifications in the target file, while someone else is using it. Blockade is possible due to information contained within the DWL file.
  2. DWL file is created temporarily and it is deleted automatically after a project is being closed. However, it is possible that the file will not be deleted, for instance in case of power malfunction and turning off of a device.
  3. Moreover, it happens often that the DWL files are not automatically deleted after a crush of the program. In such case, they should be deleted manually.

Content of DWL file

User may open a DWL file with a simple notebook. Its content include: user name, name of a computer, time marker, and name of the file – information which is used for initialising and ending the process of blocking a project file.

Programs that support DWL file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DWL file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DWL file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DWL file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DWL file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DWL file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DWL file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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