There are 7 other file types using
the SHP file extension!

shp file icon.shp - ESRI ArcView shape file

shp file icon.shp - CARE-S InfoWorks pipe cross-section data file

shp file icon.shp - Clarion for Windows ship list

shp file icon.shp - Command & Conquer file

shp file icon.shp - PrintMaster icon library

shp file icon.shp - Blazing Paddles shape table

shp file icon.shp - Movie Maker shape

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SHP file extension - AutoCAD shape file or source file for text fonts

What is shp file? How to open shp files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

shp file icon: shp filetype icon

The shp file extension is also related to AutoCAD, a CAD development platform, developed by Autodesk, Inc.

This type of .shp files are called shape files, ASCII files that use code to define specific shapes. Shapes include each letter of an SHX font and the batting symbol for the insulation linetype. It’s almost never necessary for a user to create a shape file. Also used by other AutoDesk programs. 

Should not be confused with ESRI shape file file that also use SHP file extension. It is a different format used for GIS software.

The default software associated to shp file type:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo AutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets and extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. You can easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data that your customers require.

Help how to open SHP files:

You can import these shapes to AutoCAD and other programs that suport this file type.

How to convert file with extension SHP:

Possibly can be converted to other 3D shape file formats.

Find conversions from shp file:

shp to ai

shp to csv

shp to eps

shp to jpeg

shp to jpg

shp to svg

shp to tiff

List of software applications associated to the .shp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open shp file, edit shp file, convert shp file, view shp file, play shp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the shp files.

  • Open shp file
  • Import shp file
  • Others shp file

Software that open shp file - AutoCAD shape file or source file for text fonts

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open shp file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with shp file by default:
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
Other suggested software:
3ds Max (3D Studio Max) small icon 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)

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