ARD File Extension

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ArtiosCAD Workspace Format
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What is ARD file?

ARD filename suffix is mostly used for ArtiosCAD Workspace Format files. ArtiosCAD Workspace Format format was developed by Esko. Files with ARD extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ARD file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. The software recommended for managing ARD files is ArtiosCAD. ArtiosCAD software was developed by Esko, and on its official website you may find more information about ARD files or the ArtiosCAD software program.

Programs which support ARD file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ARD files. Files with ARD 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 ARD file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ARD extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ARD files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ARD 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 ArtiosCAD

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ARD files is that no program that can handle ARD files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ArtiosCAD and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ArtiosCAD website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access ARD files although ArtiosCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ARD files are not compatible with ArtiosCAD. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ArtiosCAD.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ARD files to ArtiosCAD

After installing ArtiosCAD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ARD 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ARD file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where ArtiosCAD is installed, check the Always use this app to open ARD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ARD file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select ArtiosCAD and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ARD extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ARD is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ARD file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the ARD file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ARD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ARD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ARD file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ARD file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ARD 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArtiosCAD Workspace Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle ArtiosCAD

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ARD files. Close all running programs and try opening the ARD 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 ArtiosCAD Workspace Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ARD files.

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