File Extension Library

.DXF File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: CAD Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .DXF file?

.DXF file extension is created by Autodesk. .DXF has been classified as CAD Files. The format of .DXF file is Text.

.DXF is Drawing Exchange Format File

A DXF file is a data file saved in a format developed by Autodesk and used for CAD (computer-aided design) vector image files, such as AutoCAD documents. DXF files are similar to .DWG files, but are more compatible with other programs since they are ASCII (text) based.

The DXF format was developed as a universal format so that AutoCAD documents could be opened more easily with other programs. For example, the Valve Hammer Editor can export 3D models as DXF files, which can be opened and edited with other 3D modeling applications.

List of all softwares that can open the Drawing Exchange Format File
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
Autodesk DWG TrueView
Autodesk Design Review
CorelCAD 2018
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
CADSoftTools ABViewer
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
CorelCAD 2018
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019

How to Open .DXF file on different platforms

Open .DXF File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DXF
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DXF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DXF files" Press "Ok"

Open .DXF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DXF file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DXF File on Linux

Right click on the .DXF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DXF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DXF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DXF File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DXF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DXF files

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