.DCL File Extension

File Type:
AutoCAD Dialog Definition File

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

What is a DCL file?

Dcl file extension has AutoCAD Dialog Definition file type, developed by Autodesk, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

AutoCAD is a professional program for technical drafting. It uses custom dialog definition files that have this extension. They contain dialog box settings: buttons, text, titles, list boxes, and so on. DCL files are usually referenced by application components that are displayed in the dialog box to receive user input. DCL files use plain text formatting; they are written in Dialogue Control Language programming language.

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

dcl file icon
File Type:
AutoCAD Dialog Definition File
Settings Files

How to open DCL file?

Double click the dcl 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 .dcl 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 dcl 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".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the dcl 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 DCL 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 dcl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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