DC File Extension

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DesignCAD Design Format
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What is DC file?

Full format name of files that use DC extension is DesignCAD Design Format. IMSI/Design defined the DesignCAD Design Format format standard. DC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with DC extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. DesignCAD supports DC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. DesignCAD software was developed by IMSI/Design, LLC., and on its official website you may find more information about DC files or the DesignCAD software program.

Programs which support DC file extension

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

Programs that support DC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DC extension?

Problems with accessing DC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to DesignCAD Design Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install DesignCAD software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DC files is that no program that can handle DC files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install DesignCAD or one to the listed programs: TurboCAD. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download DesignCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IMSI/Design, LLC. website and download from their official repositories.

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

If the problems with opening DC files still occur even after installing DesignCAD, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DesignCAD is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DC files are not compatible with DesignCAD. The most recent version of DesignCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DC files to DesignCAD

If you have the latest version of DesignCAD installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DC 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 DC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the DesignCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DC files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DC extension, select 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DC is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the DC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic DC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DesignCAD Design Format file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DC files. Close all running programs and try opening the DC file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DesignCAD Design Format files. It may be the case that the DC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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