FCMACRO File Extension

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FreeCAD Macro Format

What is FCMACRO file?

FCMACRO is a file extension commonly associated with FreeCAD Macro Format files. FCMACRO files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with FCMACRO extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1028 various file formats. The most popular software that supports FCMACRO files is FreeCAD. FreeCAD software was developed by SourceForge.net, and on its official website you may find more information about FCMACRO files or the FreeCAD software program.

Programs which support FCMACRO file extension

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

Windows Windows

Updated: 03/26/2020

How to open file with FCMACRO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FCMACRO files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with FCMACRO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install FreeCAD

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

Step 2. Update FreeCAD to the latest version

If you already have FreeCAD installed on your systems and FCMACRO 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. The reason that FreeCAD cannot handle files with FCMACRO may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of FreeCAD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign FreeCAD to FCMACRO files

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the FCMACRO 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 FreeCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FCMACRO files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FCMACRO file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FCMACRO extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the FCMACRO for errors

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

1. The FCMACRO may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the FCMACRO is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the FCMACRO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. FCMACRO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the FCMACRO file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 FCMACRO extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FreeCAD Macro Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle FreeCAD

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with FreeCAD Macro Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FCMACRO files.

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