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What are DBC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DBC 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 DBC file?

DBC files have multiple uses, and CAN Data Base is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

CAN Data Base

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DBC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DBC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DBC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different DBC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .DBC

While CAN Data Base is a popular type of DBC-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DBC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

DBC Communication Database for CAN

We know that one DBC format is DBC Communication Database for CAN. 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 DBC files. Remember, different programs may use DBC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft Visual FoxProMicrosoft Visual FoxProUser submitted
CANdb++CANdb++User submitted
SQL Alias ManagerSQL Alias ManagerUser submitted
XV ImagingXV ImagingUser submitted
DIBACDIBACUser submitted
Dibac PlusDibac PlusUser submitted
Internetpasswortsafe LTInternetpasswortsafe LTUser submitted
Dibac Professional CADDibac Professional CADUser submitted
CopperCopperUser submitted
Dibac IMDibac IMUser submitted

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