What is a .DC2 File And How To Open It – IMSI/Design (Simple Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .dc2 extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .dc2 file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DC2 file?

The .DC2 file extension is from DesignCAD 2D ASCII Drawing. It was developed by IMSI/Design. The file has the text format, and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .dc2 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DC2 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DC2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DC2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dc2 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the IMSI DesignCAD and IMSI DesignCAD 3D Max software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DC2 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 IMSI DesignCAD 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 .DC2 file?

If you are still unable to open the .DC2 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DC2 file.dc2 – Kodak, .dc2 – DevCad. 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 .DC2 file with the IMSI DesignCAD, IMSI DesignCAD 3D Max programs on Windows.