SHX File Extension

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AutoCAD Compiled Shape Format
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What is SHX file?

SHX files are used by the AutoCAD software – environment enabling design of 2D and 3D projects for engineering purposes. They are called the shape files , because they contain compiled shape files – SHP – created using the previously mentioned program. The SHX files, along with the shapes, may also contain compiled font files – PFB.

Advantages of SHX files

  1. Within files compiled into an SHX package, a program’s user can store shapes and fonts used in a project in a smaller scale. This enables to reduce the work amount and time, because there is no need for regularly creating the shapes and fonts utilised within the program each time.
  2. SHX files are ready for use right after being compiled, and after applying a Shape into a drawing, its scale, rotation or location can be easily defined.
  3. Processing of SHX files by the AutoCAD is much faster, because it is a compiled version of machine code of a SHP or PFB file, which are based on the ASCII encoding system.

Programs that support SHX file

Windows Windows

Conversion of a SHX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the SHX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of SHX file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from SHX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to SHX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the SHX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the SHX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the SHX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the SHX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the SHX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the SHX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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