File Extension Library

.DXF File Extension

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

What are .DXF files and how to open them?

Can't open .DXF 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 .DXF file.

What is a .DXF file extension?

.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 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.)