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.shx File Extension

Developer: Autodeskm ESRI, Motorola
File type: AutoCAD Compiled Shape File, Shapefile Index File,
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .shx. Files with the file extension .shx can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .shx files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .shx file?

The SHX file extension was developed by Autodesk and is listed under the AutoCAD Compiled Shape File type and categorized as a CAD file. Files created by the AutoCAD software in 2D and 3D engineering and design application are compiled shape files. It consists of font definitions as well as shape definitions for displaying custom text. It also supports various Type 1 PostScript fonts and can also be used to store fonts and small building blocks that are usually inserted in drawings. The SHX extension files can be compiled as .PFB font files and .SHP shape files. Once compiled, the produced SHX file extension can then be inserted into the drawing which enables the user to identify the scale, rotation and location of the imported shape file. Programs that are capable of opening SHX file extensions include Autodesk AutoCAD 2013, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and Motorola RSD Lite.

how to open a .shx file?

Launch a .shx file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .shx file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .shx files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .shx file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .shx file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .shx file association errors

applications that open a .shx file

AutoCAD 2013

AutoCAD 2013

The new version of the AutoCAD software which is the AutoCAD 2013, has features like the Section and Details View which has a model documentation tab that provides faster access. There is Full, offset, half or aligned to hoose from the section methods. Usrs can specify what boundaries they prefer which can either be rectangular or circular for the details view. The software also offers Strike-thru Text used for providing texts in documents. Mtext, Mleaders, Dimensions, Tables and ArcText has new strikethrough styles for them. The Autodesk 360 Connectivity feature of the software allows synchronization of files including the syncing of drawings and folders with the user's online account which is accessed directly within the software which enables file sharing with other users of Autodesk who has an online account, and users can also share their designs through their social media accounts. The software also comes with a PressPull too that is used to extrude and offset curves to create surfaces and solids. It also lets the user select multiple object using a single PRessPull operation.
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS for Desktop has full cartographic production process, unlimited sharing of data and maps, editing tools and advanced analysis and Geoprocessing. Specifically, the program features on: Spatial Analysis tools that turns data into actionable information and automate your various GIS tasks; Data Management where you can easily integrate all types of data for visualization and analysis; Mapping and Visualization that enables you to produce high quality maps; Advanced Editing which simplifies your data design, input, and cleanup; Geocoding in which address locations and recognizing patterns within the information can be spatially displayed; Map Projections that is used in integrating data sets from disparate sources into a common framework; Advanced Imagery where you can use it as basemap or background in analyzing other data layers, applying various specifications to the image dataset, or using it as part of the analysis; Data Sharing where you can share data to individuals or groups from a convenient, centralized location; Customization by adding and removing buttons, menu items, or docking toolbars.
Motorola RSD Lite

Motorola RSD Lite

RSD Lite is utilized for software upgrade (flashing) and feature programming (flexing) on Motorola products. It swaps the PST tool. The latest version of RSD Lite and Flash & Flex files may be downloaded from MSSS. It also supports software advancement of several phones at the same time, called Multiflash and it support up to 127 phones by using an external USB hub which reduces the time to upgrade phones considerably. The .sbf file extension is a system file that is usually used by Google Android devices which include Droid X mobile phones and Motorola Droid 2. It is composed of backup files of data that are stored by the Android phone. The RSD Lite program can be utilized to an SBF file to a Droid X phone or a Motorola Droid 2. Yet, it is not advisable for a user to manually restore SBF files, since this will cause the phone to malfunction. The SBF file extension is also mainly related with the SuperBase software which able to develop network server/client software applications. It is stored in the binary format, the SBF files that utilize this software can save a database of records that consists of 1 to 999 fields. Nova Logic software applications are also associated with files having .sbf extension, gaming software use this application and consists of game stream binary files. Another known correlation of SBF file extensions is the SmartBroker Pro.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .shx files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .shx. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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