What Is TrustedDWG?
Developed by Autodesk, and comprising the core file format for AutoCAD® software and AutoCAD-based products, TrustedDWG technology is the original, efficient, and accurate way for storing design data created using AutoCAD® and AutoCAD-based products. With DWG files circulating throughout virtually every design industry, DWG technology has made the DWG file format one of the most commonly used design data formats.
AutoCAD® 2009, AutoCAD 2010, and AutoCAD 2011 software include TrustedDWG functionality. At the option of the user, the software will notify users when the DWG file they are opening was saved using an application that was not created by an Autodesk product or RealDWG software licensee. This identifies files that Autodesk may not be able to support and alerts the user that Autodesk cannot guarantee the integrity or compatibility of that DWG file with AutoCAD or any other Autodesk application. Much like functionality that allows Internet users to choose which files they download from the Internet, TrustedDWG does not repair defects or identify or correct integrity or compatibility concerns that may exist in the file, but enables the AutoCAD user to choose whether or not to use DWG files that were not last saved by an Autodesk or RealDWG licensee product. The TrustedDWG notification may be easily disabled by checking the box identified for that purpose.