2D File Extension

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VersaCAD 2D Drawing Format
  • Developer
    Archway Systems
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What is 2D file?

2D is a file extension commonly associated with VersaCAD 2D Drawing Format files. Archway Systems defined the VersaCAD 2D Drawing Format format standard. 2D files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. 2D file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use VersaCAD software for managing 2D files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. VersaCAD software was developed by Archway Systems, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about 2D files or the VersaCAD software program.

Programs which support 2D file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support 2D files. Files with 2D suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support 2D file

How to open file with 2D extension?

Being unable to open files with 2D extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with 2D 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. Install VersaCAD software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 2D files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing VersaCAD or different compatible program, such as XnView, Amapi 3D. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support 2D files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading VersaCAD installed is by going to developer’s website (Archway Systems, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access 2D files although VersaCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why 2D files are not compatible with VersaCAD. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using VersaCAD.

Step 3. Assign VersaCAD to 2D files

If you have the latest version of VersaCAD installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage 2D on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 2D file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the VersaCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open 2D files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected 2D file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with 2D extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the 2D is not faulty

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 2D file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the 2D in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the 2D is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the 2D file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the 2D file’s structure is intact

If the 2D file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the 2D file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the VersaCAD 2D Drawing Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open VersaCAD

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with 2D extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with VersaCAD 2D Drawing Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with 2D files affecting older versions of given software.

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