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

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Have you downloaded a file with .dbx extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dbx file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DBX file?

The .DBX file extension is from AutoCAD Database Extension File. This file extension was developed by Autodesk. The format of this file is binary, and it is a plugin related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .DBX file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .dbx file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DBX file

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

Still cannot open the .DBX file?

If you cannot open the .DBX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DBX file.dbx – Microsoft, .dbx – Dropbox. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


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