Full format name of files that use A2L extension is ASAP2 ECU Description Format. ASAP2 ECU Description Format format was developed by ASAM MCD-2MC. A2L file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with A2L extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. Users are advised to use AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management software for managing A2L files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.
Below is a table that list programs that support A2L files. Files with A2L suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with A2L extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with A2L extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports A2L files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management or one of the recommended programs (for example, ASAP2 Editor, HEXplorer, ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support A2L files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening A2L files still occur even after installing AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why A2L files are not compatible with AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management. The latest version of AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing AVL CRETA Calibration Data Management (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open A2L files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the A2L file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the A2L file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the A2L file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the A2L file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic A2L file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the A2L file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 ASAP2 ECU Description Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support A2L files. Close all running programs and try opening the A2L file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with ASAP2 ECU Description Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the A2L files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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