How to Open DRW Files (3 Steps)
By Stephen Lilley
A DRW file is a type of vector-drawing file used by a few programs in Windows and one program on a Mac. These files use a series of lines to represent an image, as opposed to dots (which are used to represent an image in files like JPEG and GIF files). If you want to open a DRW file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed.
Make sure you have a program that can read and understand DRW files installed on your computer. On a Mac, the only program you can use is Apple Appleworks. In Windows, you can choose between Microsoft Picture It, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel PaintShop Photo Pro and Micrografx Windows Draw.
Navigate to the directory where your DRW file is stored.
Click on the file to open it (if you're using a Mac). Double-click on the file to open it (if you're using a Windows-based computer). The file will launch and its contents will display in the program that it is associated with.
Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.