DWG Columns for Explorer

DWG Columns for Explorer

JTB World Inc.

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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 10 custom properties, title, subject, author, comments, created, hyperlink base, keywords, last saved by, last updated, revision number, DWG Created By (can for example show AutoCAD 2017 or Inventor 2017), DWG ID (for example ACAD0001409 making it possible to see 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 registry, for example 210 that stands for R21.0) and DWG Build (AutoCAD build number, for example N5200x64).


PROPULATE allows 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, 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.


Product page with more details: http://jtbworld.com/dwg-columns-for-explorer


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. 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

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About This Version

Version 3.3, 4/17/2017
Added support for DWG 2018 file format.

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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!

    Jimmy Bergmark (Publisher) | February 01, 2016

    Hi Anthony, Sorry that your emails have not reached me. Not sure why. I'll try to email you. As to the issue I've not heard about this or run into this myself so not sure what's going on. What Windows version do you have? /Jimmy JTB World

    Jimmy Bergmark (Publisher) | February 10, 2016

    We have tried to reproduce this issue with the Windows updates but have not been able to reproduce it yet. Hopefully this is a limited issue but if there's anything we can do to fix it we will.

    Jimmy Bergmark (Publisher) | April 01, 2016

    Microsoft has fixed this issue and recent Office updates have not caused this problem.

    Anthony Russell | May 10, 2016

    Still not working with Office365 click-to-run. Any update seems to hide columns from Explorer and they cannot be re-added. Re-installing the software seems to bring them back and any previously added.

    Jimmy Bergmark (Publisher) | May 17, 2016

    Unfortunately we are at the mercy of Microsoft. They are aware of it and we can only hope for a future fix.

  • 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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