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Informations about the DGN filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .dgn filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .dgn file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.dgn - Bentley MicroStation Drawing

The DGN file is a Document file, which is connected to the Bentley MicroStation Drawing according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Bentley MicroStation Drawing (.dgn) files can be opened or converted with the help of Bentley MicroStation.

Format description:
DGN format description not yet available
Bentley MicroStation
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Bentley View
Related extensions:
Bentley MicroStation Design Library
Bentley Microstation Raster Image
MicroStation Modification User Resource File
Bentley MicroStation VBA Project
MicroStation Modification Project Resource File
MicroStation Modification System Resource File

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .dgn file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .dgn extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .dgn files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .dgn file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .dgn file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .dgn file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .dgn file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .dgn extension

The .dgn filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .dgn files.

cgn, sgn, gdn, dyn, dtn, dnn, dgm, dg, dbn, wgn, rgn, egn, dvn, drn, dng

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .dgn file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .dgn extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

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Lotus Freelance Graphics Diagram
Racelogic PerformanceBox Binary Data
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Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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