File Extension Library

.CDC File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .CDC files and how to open them?

Can't open .CDC file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CDC file.

What is a .CDC file extension?

.CDC file extension is created by Autodesk. .CDC has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .CDC file is Binary.

.CDC is AutoCAD DesignCenter Preview Cache File

Icon preview created by the AutoCAD's DesignCenter tool palette; stores a small preview image that was generated when the user browsed a drawing directory using the Large Icon view; used for caching thumbnail images so that AutoCAD does not need to regenerate previews each time the user browses drawings.

CDC files can safely be deleted without affecting the original drawings. However, if you browse the same drawings again, the CDC files may be recreated.

List of all softwares that can open the AutoCAD DesignCenter Preview Cache File
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018

How to fix problems with .CDC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CDC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CDC file format
  2. You need to check the .CDC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)