CATPART File Extension

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CATIA V5 Part Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Popularity
    3.1 (13 votes)

What is CATPART file?

A .CATPART file is a proprietary 3D CAD file that is created by CATIA V5, a 3D CAD manufacturing application, which is supported on the Windows OS. Each CATPART file comprises of a part of the model including the geometry and the structure data.  The file can include the machine parts, casings, metal brackets, and other machinery parts, and the file can be assembled with other CATPART files to create a CATPRODUCT assembly file. 

Programs which support CATPART file extension

Programs that can handle CATPART files are as follows. Files with CATPART 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 CATPART file

How to open file with CATPART extension?

Problems with accessing CATPART may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with CATPART 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 CATPART files.

Step 1. Install CATIA software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening CATPART files is that no program that can handle CATPART files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install CATIA or one to the listed programs: Inventor, PolyTrans. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CATPART files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download CATIA installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Dassault Syst?mes S.A. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of CATIA

If you already have CATIA installed on your systems and CATPART files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of CATIA installed, it may not support CATPART format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using CATIA.

Step 3. Associate CATIA V5 Part Format files with CATIA

If you have the latest version of CATIA installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CATPART on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the CATPART file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where CATIA is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CATPART files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the CATPART for 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 CATPART file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

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

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

Did you receive the CATPART 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 CATPART file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the CATIA V5 Part Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle CATIA

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with CATIA V5 Part Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the CATPART files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a CATPART file

File Conversions from CATPART extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to CATPART file
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