Full format name of files that use CAM extension is Gerber CAM Job Format. Files with CAM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. CAM file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. EAGLE Gerber supports CAM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used.
Below is a table that list programs that support CAM files. CAM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing CAM may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Gerber CAM Job Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. 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 CAM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install EAGLE Gerber or one to the listed programs: XnView. 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 EAGLE Gerber website and download the installer.
If you already have EAGLE Gerber installed on your systems and CAM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why CAM files are not compatible with EAGLE Gerber. The most recent version of EAGLE Gerber is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing EAGLE Gerber (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CAM files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CAM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the CAM is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the CAM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. CAM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the CAM 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 CAM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Gerber CAM Job Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CAM extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Gerber CAM Job Format file. It may be the case that the CAM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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