CATPRODUCT File Extension

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CATIA V5 Assembly Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is CATPRODUCT file?

CATPRODUCT is a file extension commonly associated with CATIA V5 Assembly Format files. CATIA V5 Assembly Format format was developed by Dassault Systemes. Files with CATPRODUCT extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. CATPRODUCT file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. CATIA supports CATPRODUCT files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named CATIA was created by Dassault Syst?mes S.A.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and CATPRODUCT files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support CATPRODUCT file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open CATPRODUCT files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. CATPRODUCT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support CATPRODUCT file

How to open file with CATPRODUCT extension?

Being unable to open files with CATPRODUCT extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with CATPRODUCT files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install CATIA software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CATPRODUCT files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select CATIA or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Acrobat) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 CATIA website and download the installer.

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

If you already have CATIA installed on your systems and CATPRODUCT 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. If you have an older version of CATIA installed, it may not support CATPRODUCT 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. Set the default application to open CATPRODUCT files to CATIA

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CATPRODUCT files with latest version of CATIA you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the CATPRODUCT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the CATIA installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open CATPRODUCT files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CATPRODUCT 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with CATPRODUCT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the CATPRODUCT for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CATPRODUCT file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The CATPRODUCT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the CATPRODUCT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the CATPRODUCT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the CATPRODUCT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic CATPRODUCT 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 CATPRODUCT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the CATIA V5 Assembly Format file.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open CATPRODUCT files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Assembly Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the CATPRODUCT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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