Open shx file

shx file icon Did your computer fail to open shx file? We explain what shx files are and recommend software that we know can open your shx files.

What is shx file?

Files with shx extension can be found as compiled shape files (shp) from Autodesk AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D CAD design software. Not related to shapefiles used by ESRI software.

shx file description

File extension shx is associated with AutoCAD, a CAD development platform, developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc.

A .shx file contains compiled shape data (building blocks, fonts) in form of  the machine language compiled version of an shp file.

It loads much faster than an ASCII file, and all shape files are compiled for use with AutoCAD.

All the vector fonts used by AutoCAD (romans, txt, and so on) in CAD projects are compiled shape files with names like romans.shx.

AutoCAD supports Type 1 PostScript fonts (pfb) and TrueType fonts (ttf) and it is able to transform them to compiled shapes.

OpenType fonts (otf and sometimes stored as ttf) are not supported.

Software that will open shx file


Leading 2D and 3D CAD development software from Autodesk

AutoCAD for Mac

A Mac version of popular Autodesk AutoCAD software

Other shx file extensions

shx - ArcView Shapefile shape index format

Files with shx file extension can mainly be found as shape indexes from ArcView Shapefile.

shx - Motorola RAZR flash data

Files with shx file extension can be also found as firmware data files for updating of Motorola Mobility mobile phones.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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