DGK File Extension

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Delcam 3D Model Format
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What is DGK file?

DGK is a file extension commonly associated with Delcam 3D Model Format files. Delcam 3D Model Format format was developed by Delcam. DGK file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DGK file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. PowerSHAPE supports DGK files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. PowerSHAPE software was developed by Delcam plc, and on its official website you may find more information about DGK files or the PowerSHAPE software program.

Programs which support DGK file extension

Programs that can handle DGK files are as follows. Files with DGK 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 DGK file

How to open file with DGK extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DGK files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Delcam 3D Model 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. Download and install PowerSHAPE

Problems with opening and working with DGK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DGK files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select PowerSHAPE or one of the recommended programs (for example, Delcam Exchange, ArtCAM) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DGK files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download PowerSHAPE installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Delcam plc website and download from their official repositories.

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

If the problems with opening DGK files still occur even after installing PowerSHAPE, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PowerSHAPE is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that PowerSHAPE cannot handle files with DGK may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PowerSHAPE should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DGK files to PowerSHAPE

If you have the latest version of PowerSHAPE installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DGK on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DGK with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PowerSHAPE installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DGK files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DGK file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select PowerSHAPE and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DGK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DGK for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DGK file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the DGK 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 DGK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DGK file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with DGK extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Delcam 3D Model Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open PowerSHAPE

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Delcam 3D Model Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DGK files affecting older versions of given software.

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