What is a .ADI File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Easy Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .adi extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .adi file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ADI file?

The .ADI file extension comes from AutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File. The development of this file was done by Autodesk. The format of this CAD software file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .adi file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ADI file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ADI file on various operating systems.

How to open a .ADI file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .adi file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ADI file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ADI file?

If you cannot open the .ADI file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ADI file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .adi – [email protected] Data Recovery Software, .adi – AOMEI, .adi – Microsoft, .adi – Raymond R. Ortgiesen IV. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ADI file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.