Open DXF file

The most commonly used .dxf file type: AutoCAD CAD exchange drawing

How to open dxf files?

dxf file icon Have you had trouble opening the dxf file on your computer? What are dxf files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is dxf file?

dxf files are 2D CAD drawings saved in the AutoCAD exchange format, one of the most common CAD formats.

AutoCAD CAD exchange drawing description

Files with dxf extension are almost always CAD files in AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file format developed by Autodesk for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs.

DXF was originally introduced as part of the original AutoCAD 1.0, and was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the AutoCAD native file format, DWG (Dwg stands for drawing), which is a proprietary format for AutoCAD.

DXF files are built under a standard format that has several parts. It can begin with a header containing meta-data, followed by classes, tables, entities, blocks and thumbnail image section. This format is useful for storing and transferring 2D and 3D drawings between applications.

Suggested software to open dxf file


Leading 2D and 3D CAD development software from Autodesk

DWG TrueView

A DWG and DXF viewer with DWG TrueConvert software included

AutoCAD for Mac

A Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software

Other DXF file name extensions using the same .dxf suffix

.dxf - Micrografx Picture Publisher special effect file

Files with dxf extension were associated with Micrografx Picture Publisher. Now this project is discontinued.

Open dxf file with: Micrografx Picture Publisher

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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