DBC File Extension

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OrCAD Capture CIS Database Configuration Format

What is DBC file?

Full format name of files that use DBC extension is OrCAD Capture CIS Database Configuration Format. DBC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DBC extension are categorized as Database Files files. The Database Files subset comprises 348 various file formats. The software recommended for managing DBC files is OrCAD PCB Designer. Software named OrCAD PCB Designer was created by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DBC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DBC file extension

Programs that can handle DBC files are as follows. Files with DBC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DBC file

How to open file with DBC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DBC files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DBC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install OrCAD PCB Designer

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DBC files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install OrCAD PCB Designer. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download OrCAD PCB Designer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Cadence Design Systems, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of OrCAD PCB Designer

You still cannot access DBC files although OrCAD PCB Designer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of OrCAD PCB Designer installed, it may not support DBC format. The most recent version of OrCAD PCB Designer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DBC files to OrCAD PCB Designer

If you have the latest version of OrCAD PCB Designer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DBC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DBC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where OrCAD PCB Designer is installed, check the Always use this app to open DBC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DBC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DBC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DBC is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DBC file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DBC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DBC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DBC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DBC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the DBC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the OrCAD Capture CIS Database Configuration Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle OrCAD PCB Designer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DBC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with OrCAD Capture CIS Database Configuration Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DBC files affecting older versions of given software.

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