CEX file format description

Many people share .cex files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cex file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cex files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cex - SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings

The CEX data files are related to SolidWorks. The CEX file is a SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings. SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and was developed by SolidWorks Corporation.

Data files
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SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Exported Vault Settings related extensions:
SolidWorks Assembly Template
SolidWorks Assembly Properties Template
SolidWorks Sheet Metal Bend Table
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Copied Log
SolidWorks Drawing Template
SolidWorks Drawing Properties Template

.cex - ThumbsPlus Image Data

The CEX graphic files are related to ThumbsPlus. The CEX file is a ThumbsPlus Image Data. ThumbsPlus is a digital image browser, thumbnail-creator and editor.

Graphic files
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ThumbsPlus Image Data related extensions:
ThumbsPlus Data
ThumbsPlus Graphics Data
ThumbsPlus v7 Batch Script
ThumbsPlus v8 Thumbnail Database
ThumbsPlus JET Database
ThumbsPlus Plugin

.cex - CLAN Output Data

The CEX data files are related to CLAN. The CEX file is a CLAN Output Data. CLAN (Computerized Language ANalysis) is designed specifically to analyze data transcribed in the CHAT format.

Data files
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CLAN Output Data related extensions:
CLAN Conversation Analysis Data
CLAN Debug Data
CLAN Frequency Sample
CLAN Disambiguation Rules Data
CLAN Lexical Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cex file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cex files. Be especially cautious with .cex files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cex file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cex file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cdx, ce, cea, cec, ced, cez, cfx, crx, csx, cwx, cx, cxe, dex, ecx, ex

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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