DXX File Extension

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AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute Format
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What is DXX file?

DXX is a file extension commonly associated with AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute Format files. AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute Format format was developed by Autodesk. DXX files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DXX file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. AutoCAD is by far the most used program for working with DXX files. AutoCAD software was developed by Autodesk, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about DXX files or the AutoCAD software program.

Programs which support DXX file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DXX files. Files with DXX 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 DXX file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DXX extension?

Being unable to open files with DXX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DXX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install AutoCAD

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DXX files is that no program that can handle DXX files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install AutoCAD. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download AutoCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of AutoCAD

You still cannot access DXX files although AutoCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DXX files are not compatible with AutoCAD. The latest version of AutoCAD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign AutoCAD to DXX files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DXX files with latest version of AutoCAD you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DXX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where AutoCAD is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DXX files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DXX extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DXX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DXX 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 DXX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DXX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the DXX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the DXX file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DXX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the DXX file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DXX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DXX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run AutoCAD

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DXX files affecting older versions of given software.

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