DLV File Extension

DLV file icon
CATIA 4 Export Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is DLV file?

DLV is a file extension commonly associated with CATIA 4 Export Format files. CATIA 4 Export Format specification was created by Dassault Systemes. Files with DLV extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. DLV file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. CATIA supports DLV files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Dassault Syst?mes S.A. developer not only will you find detailed information about theCATIA software, but also about DLV and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DLV file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support DLV files. DLV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DLV file

How to open file with DLV extension?

Being unable to open files with DLV extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DLV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install CATIA

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DLV files is that no program that can handle DLV files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install CATIA or one to the listed programs: Adobe Acrobat. 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If the problems with opening DLV files still occur even after installing CATIA, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of CATIA is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that CATIA cannot handle files with DLV may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of CATIA should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

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

After installing CATIA (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DLV 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 DLV file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 DLV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DLV extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DLV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DLV is not faulty

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

1. Check the DLV file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DLV file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DLV file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. DLV file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DLV 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. When downloading the file with DLV extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 4 Export Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DLV files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with CATIA 4 Export Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DLV files.

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