What is a .DCT File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Easy Steps)

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Have you downloaded a file with .dct 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. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .dct file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DCT file?

The file extension .DCT stands for AutoCAD Dictionary File. This file extension was developed by Autodesk. The file has the text format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .DCT file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DCT file on your operating system/device.

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

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

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. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DCT 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, 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DCT file?

If you cannot open the .DCT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DCT file.dct – Dictionary File, .dct – NCH Software, .dct – DeSmuME, .dct – Electronic Arts. 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 .DCT file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.