JTB DWG Columns for Explorer

JTB DWG Columns for Explorer

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Enhance the user experience with DWG Columns for Explorer Handler for Windows Explorer/File Explorer.


Show the DWG and DXF properties and metadata in Explorer columns or even in file dialog boxes within Autodesk® AutoCAD® or other applications.


Sort files in Explorer based on any of the columns available like a revision.


Use DWGPROPS in AutoCAD and add information in the Summary or Custom tabs and you can show this information in columns in Windows Explorer.


The columns can show the version of the DWG file, up to 30 custom properties, title, subject, author, comments, created, hyperlink base, keywords, last saved by, last updated, revision number, DWG Editing Time, DWG Created By (for example, can show AutoCAD 2017 or Autodesk® Inventor® 2017), DWG ID (for example ACAD0001409 making it possible to see a difference between a drawing created in AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture. ODA can show for a DWG created with the Open Design Alliance API), DWG Reg (Version in the registry, for example, 210 that stands for R21.0) and DWG Build (AutoCAD build number, for example, N5200x64).


PROPULATE allows a quick, automated population of the Drawing Properties dialog data fields.


No need to have AutoCAD installed. That means that everyone at your company can see this information.


No need to open the drawing to know information like revision and other valuable information in the drawing.


Supported extensions are DWG, BAK, DWT, DWS, and SV$ in any DWG file version as well as DXF.


Column names can be customized for example from "DWG Revision" to "Rev" or into other languages.


The properties can also be seen in Explorer's Details pane.


Info Tip (ToolTip) with all properties can also be seen when hovering over a file.


See our DWG Columns for the Explorer product page for more details. 


This product is not running as an addon within AutoCAD and does not include a Ribbon panel. Elevated user privileges are required to install this product. This app is a custom installer. A restart of Windows is required after installation.


For a free version (with limited functionality) visit: DWG Columns for Explorer free


For a 30-day trial visit: DWG Columns for Explorer Trial


Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version

Version 5.1, 4/25/2023
Added Autodesk AutoCAD 2024 support. No change in version number.

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  • Works as advertised
    Eric Jenei | September 01, 2016

    Easy to set up, works as expected. Dwf/dwfx would be nice to have too !

  • Essential for working synced files...
    Anthony Russell | January 29, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We needed a solution to give us DWG data for drawings, where the file name just consisted of the drawing number. Works great!

  • Works like a charm
    Ewen Wallace | April 07, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Nice and handy, does exactly as it says. I find it runs fast on an SSD, even on network drives. All good. Recommended.

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