DC1 filename suffix is mostly used for DevCad Document files. DevCad Document format was developed by DevCad. DC1 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with DC1 extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. The software recommended for managing DC1 files is DevCad.
Below is a table that list programs that support DC1 files. DC1 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing DC1 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DC1 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DC1 files is that no program that can handle DC1 files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install DevCad. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit DevCad website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening DC1 files still occur even after installing DevCad, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of DevCad is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of DevCad installed, it may not support DC1 format. The most recent version of DevCad is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing DevCad (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DC1 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DC1 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the DC1 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. DC1 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic DC1 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. When downloading the file with DC1 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the DevCad Document file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DC1 extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with DevCad Document file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DC1 files.
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