What is a .CDC File And How To Open It – Autodesk


Have you downloaded a file with .cdc extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .cdc file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .CDC file?

The .CDC file extension stands for AutoCAD DesignCenter Preview Cache File. The creator of this file extension is Autodesk. The format of this file is binary, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .CDC file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CDC file on various operating systems.

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

The .cdc file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk AutoCAD 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CDC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CDC file?

If you are still unable to open the .CDC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CDC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cdd – Computer Systems Odessa, .cdda – CD Digital Audio File, .cddx – Circuit Diagram, .cddz – Computer Systems Odessa, .cdf – Wolfram Research. 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 .CDC file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.