FCW File Extension

FCW file icon
FastCAD Windows Drawing
  • Developer
    Evolution Computing
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is FCW file?

FCW filename suffix is mostly used for FastCAD Windows Drawing files. Evolution Computing defined the FastCAD Windows Drawing format standard. FCW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with FCW extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. The most popular program for handling FCW files is FastCAD, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named FastCAD was created by Evolution Computing. In order to find more detailed information on the software and FCW files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support FCW file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open FCW files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with FCW 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 FCW file

How to open file with FCW extension?

Problems with accessing FCW may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to FastCAD Windows Drawing files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with FCW files.

Step 1. Download and install FastCAD

Problems with opening and working with FCW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FCW files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing FastCAD or different compatible program, such as TurboCAD. 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 FastCAD website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update FastCAD to the latest version

If you already have FastCAD installed on your systems and FCW 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 FastCAD cannot handle files with FCW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of FastCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate FastCAD Windows Drawing files with FastCAD

If you have the latest version of FastCAD installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage FCW on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FCW file and choose Open with option
  • 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 FastCAD is installed, check the Always use this app to open FCW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected FCW file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select FastCAD and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FCW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the FCW 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 FCW file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the FCW 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. FCW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with FCW extension is complete and error-free

If the FCW file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 FCW 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the FastCAD Windows Drawing file again.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with FastCAD Windows Drawing files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FCW files affecting older versions of given software.

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