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

We collected the information you should know about the .dxf filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .dxf 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.

2 filename extension(s) are in our database

.dxf - Autodesk Drawing eXchange File

The DXF file is a Document file, which is connected to the Autodesk Drawing eXchange File according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Autodesk Drawing eXchange File (.dxf) files can be opened or converted with the help of Autodesk AutoCAD.

Format description:
DXF format
Autodesk AutoCAD
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Bentley View
DXF on Wikipedia
DXF Viewer and Editor
Related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Temporary File
Autodesk AutoCAD Action Macro
AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File
Autodesk AutoCAD User Profile
Autodesk AutoCAD Runtime Extension
Autodesk AutoCAD Tool Catalog

.dx - DEC DX Document

The DX file is a Document file, which is connected to the DEC DX Document according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the DEC DX Document (.dx) files can be opened or converted with the help of DEC DX.

Format description:
DX format description not yet available
Magic string:
- / -
dec, dxf
Related links:
Related extensions:
DEC DX Document

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

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

If the program necessary for opening the .dxf file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .dxf 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 .dxf file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .dxf extension

The .dxf 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 .dxf files.

fxf, cxf, dzf, dxt, dxg, dxd, dx, xdf, dfx, vxf, ddf, rxf, daf, exf, dxv

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

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

Coordinates Export Format
qs-STAT Q-DAS Value File
Adobe Director Protected Movie
OpenEdge ABL Data Definition
Autodesk Drawing Interchange Binary
Extensible Data Format File

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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