.ARX File Extension

File Type:
AutoCAD Runtime Extension File

Having trouble opening .arx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what arx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open arx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an ARX file?

Arx file extension has AutoCAD Runtime Extension file type, developed by Autodesk, which is associated with the "plugin files" category.

Associated with AutoCAD, the extension file stores an application component that is created with Autodesk's ObjectARX. The latter is an object-oriented API, which enables developers to configure as well as extend AutoCAD using C++, C#, and VB.NET program code. ObjectARX SDKs typically come along with every version of AutoCAD.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

arx file icon
File Type:
AutoCAD Runtime Extension File
Plugin Files

How to open ARX file?

Double click the arx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .arx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the arx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the arx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ARX files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the arx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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