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

empty icon.shp - ESRI ArcView shapefile

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

empty icon.shp - Clarion for Windows ship list

empty icon.shp - Command & Conquer game data

empty icon.shp - PrintMaster icon library

empty icon.shp - Blazing Paddles shape table

empty 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 open shp file:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A CAD designing software with the powerful, flexible features. It is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets. The default file formats using by AutoCAD are: DWG and DXF.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

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 jpg

shp to svg

shp to tiff

shp to xls

List of software applications associated to the .shp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 shp files.

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

Programs supporting the exension shp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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