.SHX File Extension

File Type:
AutoCAD Compiled Shape File

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

What is a SHX file?

Shx file extension has AutoCAD Compiled Shape file type, developed by Autodesk, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

Generated with AutoCAD, the file allows saving shape and font definitions, which are used in order to display custom text. It may additionally contain building blocks as well as fonts. Those are usually inserted in drawings.

Users can create SHX files from .PFB or .SHP files. 

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

shx file icon
File Type:
AutoCAD Compiled Shape File
CAD Files

How to open SHX file?

Double click the shx 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 .shx 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 shx 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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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 shx 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 SHX 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 shx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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