DLV3 File Extension

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CATIA Exported Data Format

What is DLV3 file?

DLV3 is a file extension commonly associated with CATIA Exported Data Format files. DLV3 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. DLV3 file format, along with 553 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. The most popular software that supports DLV3 files is CATIA. Software named CATIA was created by Dassault Syst?mes S.A.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DLV3 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DLV3 file extension

The following listing features DLV3-compatible programs. DLV3 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DLV3 file

Windows Windows

Updated: 04/07/2020

How to open file with DLV3 extension?

Problems with accessing DLV3 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DLV3 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DLV3 files.

Step 1. Download and install CATIA

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DLV3 files is that no program that can handle DLV3 files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CATIA and install it on your device. 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 CATIA website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of CATIA and update if needed

If the problems with opening DLV3 files still occur even after installing CATIA, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that CATIA cannot handle files with DLV3 may be that the software is outdated. 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 DLV3 files to CATIA

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DLV3 files with latest version of CATIA you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the DLV3 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 DLV3 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DLV3 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select CATIA and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DLV3 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DLV3 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 DLV3 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the DLV3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DLV3 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DLV3 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DLV3 file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DLV3 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DLV3 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the CATIA Exported Data Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DLV3 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CATIA Exported Data Format file. It may be the case that the DLV3 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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