The SXW file format was originally created for StarOffice Writer, the word processing application for Sun Microsystem's StarOffice suite. Programs that can open SXW files include StarOffice Writer and OpenOffice.org Writer. To open an SXW file in Microsoft Word, it's usually possible by renaming it as a DOC file.
This is an image format that is used for visualization in the Khoros software suite. It is a kind of VIFF bitmap image. The format consists of color zones. It is used for visualization purposes in software for both commercial and scientific purposes.