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How to get your AutoCAD DWG

See below for our interactive training Demo, or scroll down for step-by-step Instructions

Interactive Demo

Step-By-Step Instructions

Before you submit your iGUIDE

  1. On the iGUIDE Creation page, reach Step 2. Choose your iGUIDE Package.
  2. Under Paid Add-ons, select the AutoCAD DWG checkbox.
  3. After reading the message, select Enable.
  4. After reading the message, decide whether to request your DWG now or later.
    1. If now, select your preferred unit of measurement and then press Request DWG.
    2. If later (after your iGUIDE is finished), select Not Yet.
  5. Complete the remaining steps on the iGUIDE Creation page.

After your iGUIDE is finished

  1. On My iGUIDEs, find the iGUIDE you're looking for.
  2. Click iGUIDE Details.

  3. Scroll down to find AutoCAD DWG in the menu on the left side of your screen. 
    Note: If you can't find AutoCAD DWG in the menu, scroll up to select Package & Add-ons and enable it under Paid Add-ons.
  4. Select Request New DWG File.

Note: The Drafting Team can only begin working on your DWG after your iGUIDE is finished. 

Once your AutoCAD DWG has been completed by the Drafting Team, you will receive an automated email notification which includes a link to download your new DWG file. You can redownload the DWG again at any time on your iGUIDE's AutoCAD DWG page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are DWG files used for?

DWG is short for drawing and is a file format used by CAD software to store detailed dimensional property information. iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans are used to create Architectural Floor Plans, Construction Floor Plans, As-Built Drawings, and Design Drawings.

Who typically uses DWG Floor Plans? 

DWG files are used by Architects, Engineers, construction professionals, and designers to understand and work with dimensional property data. However, they can be used by anyone with access to CAD software who needs to redesign or plan changes to a space.

What software can open DWG files?

There are many including AutoCAD and Revit.

What makes iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans special?

iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans is a head start on creating more complex drawings. They can save you a great amount of time and money in the lead-up to creating your custom drawing by greatly reducing the time it takes to measure a property and convert it into a usable CAD file.

Do I need to have an iGUIDE made to order a DWG Floor Plan?

Yes – you are required to order an iGUIDE Standard or Premium to get a DWG Floor Plan.

Can I update my previously created iGUIDES to a DWG Floor Plan?

All previously created iGUIDEs can have the DWG Floor Plan add-on. There are key differences between Premium and Standard iGUIDEs when creating the DWG. The differences can be seen here.

What are the differences between the DWG Floor Plan you get from a Standard iGUIDE vs. a Premium iGUIDE?




48 hr Processing Time



Wall Types & Placement



Wall Sizes at ½” Tolerances



Door Types & Placement



Windows Placement






Structural Elements



AIA Layers



Partial Floor to Floor Alignment



Room Labels


Room Areas


Room Dimensions at ¼” Tolerances


Premium Objects


Flat Ceiling Heights


How does the DWG file differ from the DXF that’s included with every iGUIDE?

iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans are more detailed than iGUIDEs DXF floor plans. The DWG has additional features such as AIA Layers, door types, and partial floor-to-floor alignment.

How long will it take to get my DWG Floor Plan delivered?

Simply request the DWG file upon creation of a Standard or Premium iGUIDE and your file will be delivered within 48 hours. Excluding Sundays, holidays, and outside office hours (Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm ET).

Does the DWG include any 3D data?

The iGUIDE DWG floor plan does not contain any 3D data.

What kinds of properties can I order DWG Floor Plans for?

iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans are suited for residential and commercial properties of all sizes. 

How does the pricing work?

DWG Floor Plans are billed at $0.02/ft² USD. This is on top of the processing fee for a Standard or Premium iGUIDE which is between $0.02/ft² and $0.03/ft² USD respectively. This brings the total cost of DWG Floor Plans to between 0.04/ft² and 0.05/ft² for properties up to 10,000ft².

What is the accuracy of iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans?

Acceptable tolerance for wall thicknesses is + or – 1/2”. This information is based upon the maximum dimensions of each room and will have an effect on room dimensions. Room dimensions can also vary.  Acceptable tolerance is + or – 1/4”.

How can I keep the correct scaling in my iGUIDE DWG Floor Plans?

The scale is set to 1:1. If you would like to adjust the scale you will have to do that manually in your CAD software.

Can I have DWG in Metric as well as Imperial measurements?

iGUIDE DWG floor plans can be set to Metric or Imperial units and will scale correctly. 

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