DXF File Extension

Drawing Exchange Format File Type

Extension .dxf
Developer Autodesk
Popularity 5.0 (398 Votes)
Mime Type image/vnd.dxf
Default Program Viewplot
Category Common File Types
Format Text
Updated 8/1/2022

What is a DXF File Type?

DXF has been developed as a universal format so that AutoCAD documents can be opened more easily with d' other programs. For example, the editor Valve Hammer can export 3D models as DXF files, which can be opened and edited with d' other 3D modeling applications.



DXF file extension is created by Autodesk, also known as Drawing Exchange Format File. DXF has been classified as Common File Types. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open DXF files in Viewplot program.

Free online DXF Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DXF (Drawing Exchange Format File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DXF, merge, split and compare the DXF files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

DXF Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Drawing Exchange Format File .DXF File Extensions while opening the .DXF files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DXF Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Drawing Exchange Format File on your system such as Viewplot.
  2. Associate default Viewplot Viewplot program for *.dxf (Drawing Exchange Format File) files.

    Associate DXF Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DXF (e.g example.dxf) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Viewplot Viewplot program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .dxf files.

    Associate DXF Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DXF (e.g example.dxf) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Viewplot Viewplot program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Viewplot extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for DXF File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DXF files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DXF File on Windows

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
CADSoftTools ABViewer image. CADSoftTools ABViewer 10 for Windows  Open cadsofttools website. Commercial CADSoftTools
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for Windows  Open graphisoft website. Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows  Open aspose website. Commercial Aspose
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Blender image. Blender 2 for Windows  Open blender website. Open Source Blender
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Windows  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Corel CorelCAD image. Corel CorelCAD 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
IMSI DesignCAD image. IMSI DesignCAD 2019 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Altium Designer image. Altium Designer 18 for Windows  Open altium website. Commercial Altium
ACCA Edificius image. ACCA Edificius BIM 2 for Windows  Open acca website. Commercial ACCA
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for Windows  Open autodessys website. Commercial AutoDesSys
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Windows  Open freecad website. Open Source FreeCAD
Blackmagic Design Fusion image. Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 for Windows  Open blackmagic design website. Commercial Blackmagic Design
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for Windows  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
IBM Domino image. IBM Domino 000 for Windows  Open ibm domino website. Paid IBM Domino
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Wolfram Research Mathematica image. Wolfram Research Mathematica 9 for Windows  Open wolfram research website. Commercial Wolfram Research
chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D image. chUmbaLum sOft MilkShape 3D 1 for Windows  Open chumbalum soft website. Shareware chUmbaLum sOft
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Windows  Open okino computer graphics website. Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
Bondware Poser image. Bondware Poser 11 for Windows  Open bondware website. Commercial Bondware
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows  Open trimble website. Freeware Trimble
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for Windows  Open dassault systemes website. Commercial Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer 2017 for Windows  Open dassault systemes website. Freeware Dassault Systemes
Golden Software Surfer image. Golden Software Surfer 13 for Windows  Open golden software website. Commercial Golden Software
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Windows image. IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Windows 2019 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
TatukGIS Viewer image. TatukGIS Viewer 4 for Windows  Open tatukgis website. Freeware TatukGIS
Viewplot image. Viewplot 2 for Windows  Open viewplot website. Commercial Viewplot
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DXF File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for MacOs  Open graphisoft website. Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
Blender image. Blender 2 for MacOs  Open blender website. Open Source Blender
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for MacOs  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for MacOs  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
Corel CorelCAD image. Corel CorelCAD 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for MacOs  Open autodessys website. Commercial AutoDesSys
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for MacOs  Open freecad website. Open Source FreeCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for MacOs  Open autodesk website. Commercial Autodesk
HCL Domino Designer image. HCL Domino Designer 000 for MacOs  Open hcl domino designer website. Paid HCL Domino Designer
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Wolfram Research Mathematica image. Wolfram Research Mathematica 9 for MacOs  Open wolfram research website. Commercial Wolfram Research
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Bondware Poser image. Bondware Poser 11 for MacOs  Open bondware website. Commercial Bondware
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs  Open trimble website. Freeware Trimble
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for MacOs  Open dassault systemes website. Commercial Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks eDrawings Viewer 2017 for MacOs  Open dassault systemes website. Freeware Dassault Systemes
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Mac image. IMSI TurboFloorPlan 3D Home Landscape Pro for Mac 17 for MacOs  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DXF file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Blender image. Blender 2 for Linux  Open blender website. Open Source Blender
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Linux  Open brl cad website. Open Source BRL-CAD
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for Linux  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Linux  Open freecad website. Open Source FreeCAD
IBM Domino image. IBM Domino 000 for Linux  Open ibm domino website. Paid IBM Domino
LibreCAD image. LibreCAD 000 for Linux  Open librecad website. Free LibreCAD
Wolfram Research Mathematica image. Wolfram Research Mathematica 9 for Linux  Open wolfram research website. Commercial Wolfram Research

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DXF file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Web  Open okino computer graphics website. Commercial Okino Computer Graphics

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DXF file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DXF file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DXF file extension icon image.About DXF - Drawing Exchange Format File

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Updated 8/1/2022


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