123D File Extension

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Autodesk 123D Drawing
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What is 123D file?

123D is a file extension commonly associated with Autodesk 123D Drawing files. Autodesk defined the Autodesk 123D Drawing format standard. Files with 123D extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. 123D file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports 123D files is Autodesk. On the official website of Autodesk, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theAutodesk software, but also about 123D and other supported file formats.

Programs which support 123D file extension

Programs that can handle 123D files are as follows. Files with 123D extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support 123D file

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How to open file with 123D extension?

Being unable to open files with 123D extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with 123D extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Autodesk

Install software to open 123D file Problems with opening and working with 123D files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with 123D files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Autodesk developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Autodesk installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Autodesk and update if needed

Update software that support file extension 123DIf the problems with opening 123D files still occur even after installing Autodesk, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Autodesk is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why 123D files are not compatible with Autodesk. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Autodesk.

Step 3. Associate Autodesk 123D Drawing files with Autodesk

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 123D files with latest version of Autodesk you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with 123D file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 123D file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Autodesk is installed, check the Always use this app to open 123D files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with 123D file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected 123D file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with 123D extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the 123D file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper 123D file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check 123D file for viruses
1. Check the 123D file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the 123D file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the 123D file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the 123D file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with 123D extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the 123D file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the 123D file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Autodesk

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with 123D extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Autodesk 123D Drawing files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the 123D files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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