DBC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DBC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DBC files.

What is a DBC file?

A .DBC file is a DBC Communication Database for CAN file. Through our analysis of DBC files, we know that one use of the format is DBC Communication Database for CAN. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open DBC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DBC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DBC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DBC

While we know of one file format using the .DBC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DBC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DBC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DBC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!