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

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Have you came across a file with the .xtp extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .xtp file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .XTP file?

The .XTP file extension comes from AutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File. It was developed by Autodesk. The format of this file is binary, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .XTP file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 and Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XTP 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 right click on your file and choose “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 Civil 3D 2020 software 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 .XTP file?

If you cannot open the .XTP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XTP file.xtp – adnx, .xtp – Microsoft. 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 .XTP file with the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020, Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 programs on Windows.