DCH file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dch - DipTrace Schematic Document

The DCH document files are related to DipTrace. The DCH file is a DipTrace Schematic Document. DipTrace is a simple and user friendly PCB design application, available freeware with the limitation of up to 300 pins used in the circuit.

Document files
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DipTrace Schematic Document related extensions:
DipTrace PCB Document
DipTrace Data

.dch - Draft Choice Drawing

The DCH data files are related to Draft Choice. The DCH file is a Draft Choice Drawing. Draft Choice is a full featured, affordable CAD Program from TRIUS, the developers of AS-EASY-AS.

Draft Choice
Data files
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Draft Choice Drawing related extensions:
SYSTAT Output Data
Firebird SQL Database Backup
VariCAD Block File
WinOnCD Data
FileBoss Fileset Data
Time Stamp Project-wide Information

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

Can't open a .dch 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 .dch file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cch, ch, dc, dcb, dcg, dcm, dcn, dct, dcu, dcy, dfh, dh, dsh, dxh, ech

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Scitex Continuous Tone
Xilinx ISE Synopsys Setup Data
Autodesk AutoCAD Dictionary Data
TINA Schematic Data
The Master Genealogist Visual Chart Data
eSignal CH Data

Operating systems

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