What are CTB files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CTB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a CTB file?
CTB files have multiple uses, and AutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
AutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style
These CTB files contain the color-based plotting of objects on each layer of an AutoCAD drawing. AutoCAD is a designing software released in 1982. Each layer is used as a color plotting property, meaning if the color of the layer changes, all objects on that layer change color.
How to open CTB files
Important: Different programs may use files with the CTB file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CTB file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested seven different CTB openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: March 26, 2023
All known file formats using extension .CTB
While AutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style is a popular type of CTB-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CTB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
CherryTree Note (SQLite)
We know that one CTB format is CherryTree Note (SQLite). We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CTB files. Remember, different programs may use CTB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|ChessBase Light||User submitted|
|ChessBase Reader||User submitted|
|MOTOTRBO Customer Programming Software||User submitted|
|ITC IntelliCAD||User submitted|
|CMS IntelliCAD||User submitted|
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