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

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Have you came across a file with the .fdc extension, but it is a file you have never seen 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 .fdc file extension and how to open it.

What is a .FDC file?

The .FDC file extension is from AutoCAD Field Catalog File. The development of this file was done by Autodesk. The file is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .FDC file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Autodesk AutoCAD 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FDC file

2. The second step is locating 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .FDC file?

If you are still unable to open the .FDC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .FDC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .fdd – Parallels, .fdd – FormDocs, .fdf – Adobe Systems, .fdf – OriginLab, .fdi – Amiga Disk Image. 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 .FDC file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.