DXF file format description
Many people share .dxf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dxf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dxf files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.dxf - Autodesk Drawing eXchange File
DXF is an Autodesk Drawing eXchange file. The AutoCAD DXF formats is the native vector file formats of Autodesk's AutoCAD application. DXF is probably one of the most widely supported vector formats in the world today.
- .dxf file format description:
- DXF format
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Document files
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- Autodesk Drawing eXchange File related links:
DXF on Wikipedia
DXF Viewer and Editor
- Autodesk Drawing eXchange File related extensions:
.dx - DEC DX Document
DX file is a DEC DX Document. DEC DX was a word processor application for MS-DOS.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .dxf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dxf files. Be especially cautious with .dxf files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .dxf 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .dxf file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
fxf, cxf, dzf, dxt, dxg, dxd, dx, xdf, dfx, vxf, ddf, rxf, daf, exf, dxv
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- 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
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