SDBX File Extension

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AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database Format

What is SDBX file?

Full format name of files that use SDBX extension is AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database Format. SDBX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. SDBX file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4750 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing SDBX files is AutoCAD Civil 3D. On the official website of Autodesk, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAutoCAD Civil 3D software, but also about SDBX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SDBX file extension

The following listing features SDBX-compatible programs. Files with SDBX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support SDBX file

Updated: 04/07/2020

How to open file with SDBX extension?

Being unable to open files with SDBX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with SDBX files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SDBX files.

Step 1. Install AutoCAD Civil 3D software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SDBX files is that no program that can handle SDBX files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the AutoCAD Civil 3D developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit AutoCAD Civil 3D website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D

If the problems with opening SDBX files still occur even after installing AutoCAD Civil 3D, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of AutoCAD Civil 3D is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why SDBX files are not compatible with AutoCAD Civil 3D. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SDBX files to AutoCAD Civil 3D

If you have the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SDBX 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SDBX file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the AutoCAD Civil 3D installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SDBX files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SDBX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select AutoCAD Civil 3D and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SDBX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SDBX is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SDBX file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the SDBX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. SDBX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the SDBX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with SDBX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open AutoCAD Civil 3D

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Database 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 SDBX files affecting older versions of given software.

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