DCLS File Extension

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CATIA V4 Settings
  • Developer
    Dassault Systèmes S.A.
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What is DCLS file?

Full format name of files that use DCLS extension is CATIA V4 Settings. Dassault Systèmes S.A. defined the CATIA V4 Settings format standard. DCLS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DCLS file format, along with 1087 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular software that supports DCLS files is CATIA. On the official website of Dassault Syst?mes S.A. developer not only will you find detailed information about theCATIA software, but also about DCLS and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DCLS file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DCLS files. Files with DCLS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DCLS file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DCLS extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DCLS files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to CATIA V4 Settings 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 CATIA software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DCLS files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CATIA and install it on your device. 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. Update CATIA to the latest version

If you already have CATIA installed on your systems and DCLS 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. If you have an older version of CATIA installed, it may not support DCLS format. The most recent version of CATIA is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DCLS files to CATIA

After installing CATIA (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DCLS files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the DCLS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where CATIA is installed, check the Always use this app to open DCLS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DCLS file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select CATIA and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DCLS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DCLS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DCLS file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DCLS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

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

3. Verify whether your account has administrative 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 CATIA V4 Settings file again.

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

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

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 V4 Settings files. It may be the case that the DCLS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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