DWB File Extension

DWB file icon
VariCAD Drawing
  • Developer
    VariCAD, s.r.o.
  • Popularity
    2.8 (5 votes)

What is DWB file?

Full format name of files that use DWB extension is VariCAD Drawing. VariCAD Drawing specification was created by VariCAD, s.r.o.. Files with DWB extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DWB file belongs to the 3D&CAD Files category just like 290 other filename extensions listed in our database. VariCAD is by far the most used program for working with DWB files. Software named VariCAD was created by VariCAD, s.r.o.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DWB files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DWB file extension

Programs that can handle DWB files are as follows. DWB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DWB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DWB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DWB files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DWB 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.

Step 1. Get the VariCAD

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DWB files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VariCAD. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading VariCAD installed is by going to developer’s website (VariCAD, s.r.o.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access DWB files although VariCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that VariCAD cannot handle files with DWB may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of VariCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DWB files to VariCAD

If you have the latest version of VariCAD installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DWB on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DWB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DWB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DWB for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DWB file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the DWB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DWB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic DWB 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 DWB 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 VariCAD Drawing file again.

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

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

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 VariCAD Drawing file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DWB files affecting older versions of given software.

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