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When you have many CAD products installed on your PC, usually, all products want to be the default one to open your drawing. But a drawing file can be created by for example AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Civil 3D or BricsCAD. Most of the time, when you double click to the drawing file in Window File Explorer, you want to launch the CAD product the DWG was created with.

JTB DWG Launcher helps you to resolve this issue. JTB DWG Launcher knows what the drawing's version is, what the CAD product it was created with, and from a list of many CAD products installed in your PC, JTB DWG Launcher picks up the right one to launch.

Trial license is available for 30 days from first usage. 


Trial License will expire in 30 days after first usage. Support is available during the trial as well as after purchase.

JTB DWG Launcher can be downloaded here.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.


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System requirements

Operating system: same as the CAD software is running on.

Compatible with AutoCAD. Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk Advance Steel.

BricsCAD is supported. 

Contact us if support for other CAD software is needed.

JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer


New license: 15 USD for one license of JTB DWG Launcher or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

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If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual. Support and upgrades is included for a minimum of 2 years after purchase. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Once installed, the app is running in Trial Mode, with Trial License. Trial License will expire 30 days after first usage. See activation instructions here: JTB World Apps Licensing

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

If your company is tax exempt note that BlueSnap does not currently offer a way to prevent tax from being charged on orders. We need a copy of the tax exempt certificate to refund the tax if already paid.

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See activation instructions here: JTB World Apps Licensing

After the installation, to setup JTB DWG Launcher, run the app from Windows Start menu JTB World >>> JTB DWG Launcher

  • The main window shows up. 
  • All AutoCAD product's versions are listed, including all verticals, language packs.
  • All BricsCAD product's versions are listed, including all language packs.
  • Double click on a row and the Edit window will bring up
  • In the Edit window, you can set the selected product "as preferred language". You can select a profile, select an app to load at start up. 
  • Back to the main window, you can see there is a [Select Drawing] button. Click, select a drawing and you can see JTB DWG Launcher shows description about drawing's version, original CAD app that created the drawing.
  • In the spreadsheet above, column "Matching", it shows how the CAD app product is relevant to open the drawing. The best matched product is the original app that created the drawing, with highest version number, and has a green mark as preferred language.

Now, from Window File Explorer, when your double click on a drawing file:

  • If the drawing is created by AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture of highest version, preferred language will launch to open the file.
  • If the drawing is created by BricsCAD, BricsCAD of highest version, preferred language will launch to open the file.
  • If the no matched CAD product not found, JTB DWG Launcher will launch the closest matched CAD product.

Known Issues

If the CAD product is busy in the middle of a process, JTB DWG Launcher doesn't wait for the process to end, but launches a new session of the CAD product to open the drawing.

Version History

2022-12-19 - version 1.0.0

  • Initial release.

License agreement

The license agreement is found here.


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