How to open a file with .SHX extension?

File Type : AutoCAD Shape Entities (Autodesk, Inc.)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .SHX file extension?

Compiled shape file created by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D design and engineering application; may contain shape definitions as well as font definitions for displaying custom text; supports many Type 1 PostScript fonts; used for storing smaller building blocks and fonts that are frequently inserted in drawings. SHX files can be compiled from both .SHP shape files and .PFB font files. After compilation, the resulting SHX file can be inserted into a drawing, and the user can specify the location, scale, and rotation of the imported shape.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open SHXfiles:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016