How to open DBC files
Did your computer fail to open a DBC file? We explain what DBC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a DBC file?
DBC files are DBC Communication Database for CAN files, which you can read more about below.
The DBC file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a DBC opener may not be able to open all kinds of DBC files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.
DBC Communication Database for CAN
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.
DBC file openers, viewers, etc.
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.