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2DL File Extension

ArchiCAD 2D Lines Data
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What is 2DL file?

Full format name of files that use 2DL extension is ArchiCAD 2D Lines Data. ArchiCAD 2D Lines Data specification was created by Graphisoft. 2DL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. 2DL file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 6033 other filename extensions listed in our database. ArchiCAD is by far the most used program for working with 2DL files. Software named ArchiCAD was created by Graphisoft. In order to find more detailed information on the software and 2DL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support 2DL file extension

The following listing features 2DL-compatible programs. 2DL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support 2DL file

Windows Windows

How to open file with 2DL extension?

Being unable to open files with 2DL extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with 2DL files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with 2DL files.

Step 1. Download and install ArchiCAD

Install software to open 2DL file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening 2DL files is that no program that can handle 2DL files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ArchiCAD and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ArchiCAD website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update ArchiCAD to the latest version

Update software that support file extension 2DLYou still cannot access 2DL files although ArchiCAD 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 2DL files are not compatible with ArchiCAD. The most recent version of ArchiCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ArchiCAD to 2DL files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 2DL files with latest version of ArchiCAD 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 2DL file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 2DL file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ArchiCAD is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 2DL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with 2DL file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with 2DL extension, select 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 2DL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the 2DL 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 2DL file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check 2DL file for viruses
1. The 2DL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the 2DL 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 2DL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the 2DL 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. It could happen the the download process of file with 2DL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArchiCAD 2D Lines Data file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ArchiCAD

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support 2DL files. Close all running programs and try opening the 2DL file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ArchiCAD 2D Lines Data file. It may be the case that the 2DL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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