CGR File Extension

CGR file icon
CATIA Graphical Representation Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is CGR file?

Full format name of files that use CGR extension is CATIA Graphical Representation Format. CATIA Graphical Representation Format specification was created by Dassault Systemes. Files with CGR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. CGR file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. The most popular program for handling CGR files is CATIA, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Dassault Syst?mes S.A. developer not only will you find detailed information about theCATIA software, but also about CGR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CGR file extension

The following listing features CGR-compatible programs. Files with CGR 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 CGR file

How to open file with CGR extension?

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

Step 1. Install CATIA software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening CGR files is that no program that can handle CGR files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select CATIA or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Acrobat, CATIA MultiCAx plug-in) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading CATIA installed is by going to developer’s website (Dassault Syst?mes S.A.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update CATIA to the latest version

If you already have CATIA installed on your systems and CGR 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. This can be one of the causes why CGR files are not compatible with CATIA. 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 CGR files to CATIA

After installing CATIA (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CGR files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the CGR file
  • 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 CGR files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CGR file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 CGR extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the CGR for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CGR file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the CGR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CGR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the CGR file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the CGR 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. When downloading the file with CGR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the CATIA Graphical Representation Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle CATIA

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with CATIA Graphical Representation Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CGR files affecting older versions of given software.

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