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What is SHP file?

The SHP file extension is an important data file that can be found in many CAD software programs. It contains information about points, paths, and shapes of an object. The shape data that is stored in the SHP file has to be converted into polygons or vertices before it can be saved in a specific shape file format for the 3D printer. The Shape File Format (SHPF) is the most common shape file format used for 3D printing.

SHP Format details

Full Name Shapes Format
Developer N/A
Category 3D Image Files

Tools that will help you view SHP files

Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the SHP extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the SHP file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).

Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the SHP file differently than the application dedicated to handling the SHP file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the SHP file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the SHP file.

Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the SHP file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.

SHP File Viewers

  • 3ds Max
  • MapViewer
  • FME Desktop
  • CorelCAD
  • ArcView
  • Total GIS Converter
  • 6 SHP viewers