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?

The DBC file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the DBC file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 1 different use of the DBC extension, which you can read more about below.

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.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix DBC files

These apps are known to open certain types of DBC files. Since many different programs may use DBC files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DBC 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
Dibac IMDibac IMUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with DBC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DBC-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!