SHP File Type- The quick facts
What are SHP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SHP 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 SHP file?
SHP files have multiple uses, and AutoCAD Shape is one of them.
The .shp file extension is used for a proprietary data file format, which Autodesk created for one of their CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programs. Also known as AutoCAD shape files and AutoCAD source files, these SHP files contain geometry formatting attributes that are used for visual objects in AutoCAD projects and other compatible CAD programs.
How to open SHP files
We have identified one SHP opener that is compatible with this specific type of SHP file.
Programs that open AutoCAD Shape files
Last updated: May 31, 2022
More file formats using the SHP extension
Through our research of SHP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- 3D Studio Shape
- ArcView Shape
- Printmaster Shape Bitmap
- SigmaNEST Shape
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of SHP files. Remember, different programs may use SHP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|ESRI ArcExplorer||User submitted|
|AVS Slideshow Maker||User submitted|
|Battleships Forever||User submitted|
|Direct Show Ogg Vorbis Filter||User submitted|
|TatukGIS Viewer||User submitted|
|Intel Dynamic Power Performance Management||User submitted|
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