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Should I remove DWGgateway?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,055
Reach 0.0016%


4.0.108 19.35%
4.0.107 3.23%
3.0.124 48.39%
3.0.119 19.35%
3.0.116 3.23%
3.0.107 3.23%
1.0.115 3.23%

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What is DWGgateway?

eDrawings generates accurate representations of DWGgateway is a free data translation tool that enables any AutoCAD software user to open and edit any DWG file, regardless of the version of AutoCAD it was made in. eDrawings a tool for reviewing 2D and 3D product design data across the extended product development team.

About  (from SolidWorks)

DWGgateway is a free AutoCAD download for AutoCAD users who do not want to upgrade to the latest version of AutoCAD, but who wish to continue to exchange DWG files with partners, customers and suppliers that use different versions of the AutoCAD DWG file format. DWGgateway enables you to open DWG files created by AutoC...  Read more


The most used version is 3.0.124, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 29.15 MB (30,570,688 bytes). DGLiveUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DWGgateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\DWGgateway\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A73205D5-284B-4E38-8E05-1B953226A003}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DWGgateway

  • DGActivation.dll - DWGgateway (DGActivation DLL)
  • DGConv.dll - DGConv DLL
  • DGLiveUpdate.dll - DGLiveUpdate DLL
  • AdobeXMP.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe XMP Toolkit
  • QDFL70.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe PDF Library
  • AXE16SharedExpat.dll - AXE16SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-16 native))
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib (JPEG200 Core Library)
  • ACE.dll - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • ARE.dll - ARE (Adobe Raster Express)
  • BIB.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • QGM.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)

How do I remove DWGgateway?

You can uninstall DWGgateway from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DWGgateway, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DWGgateway.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 51.61%
Windows 7 35.48%
Windows 10 9.68%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 51.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.23%
Windows 10 Pro 3.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Italy 8.70%
  Romania 6.52%
  Germany 6.52%
  MA 4.35%
  Vietnam 4.35%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Spain 4.35%
  MK 2.17%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  France 2.17%
  RS 2.17%
  BA 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.00%
American Megatrends 12.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
Sony 8.00%
ASUS 4.00%
Samsung 4.00%
Common models
VIA K7Upgrade-600 3.85%
Samsung R580 3.85%
PositivoEIH61CE 3.85%
HP EliteBook 6930p 3.85%
HP Compaq 6730b (GW687AV) 3.85%

About (from SolidWorks Corporation)

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data.
Publisher URL: www.solidworks.com


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