DB1 File Extension

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Tekla Structures Model Format
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What is DB1 file?

DB1 is a file extension commonly associated with Tekla Structures Model Format files. Tekla Structures Model Format specification was created by Tekla. Files with DB1 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DB1 file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling DB1 files is Tekla Structures, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DB1 file extension

The following listing features DB1-compatible programs. DB1 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DB1 file

How to open file with DB1 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DB1 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DB1 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 DB1 files.

Step 1. Install Tekla Structures software

Problems with opening and working with DB1 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DB1 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Tekla Structures or different compatible program, such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R., S.T.A.L.K.E.R. database extractor. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Tekla Structures installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Tekla Structures to the latest version

You still cannot access DB1 files although Tekla Structures 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 DB1 files are not compatible with Tekla Structures. The most recent version of Tekla Structures is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DB1 files to Tekla Structures

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DB1 files with latest version of Tekla Structures you have installed on your device. 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 DB1 file
  • 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 Tekla Structures is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DB1 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DB1 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DB1 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DB1 file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DB1 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DB1 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the DB1 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. DB1 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with DB1 extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the DB1 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DB1 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Tekla Structures

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DB1 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Tekla Structures Model Format file. It may be the case that the DB1 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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