HCP File Extension

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HydroCAD Project Format
  • Developer
    HydroCAD Software Solutions
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    3.2 (5 votes)

What is HCP file?

HCP filename suffix is mostly used for HydroCAD Project Format files. HydroCAD Software Solutions defined the HydroCAD Project Format format standard. HCP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. HCP file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling HCP files is HydroCAD, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of HydroCAD Software Solutions LLC developer not only will you find detailed information about theHydroCAD software, but also about HCP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HCP file extension

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

Programs that support HCP file

How to open file with HCP extension?

Being unable to open files with HCP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with HCP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install HydroCAD software

Install software to open HCP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening HCP files is that no program that can handle HCP files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select HydroCAD or one of the recommended programs (for example, HydroCAD Sampler) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading HydroCAD installed is by going to developer’s website (HydroCAD Software Solutions LLC) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of HydroCAD

Update software that support file extension HCPYou still cannot access HCP files although HydroCAD 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. If you have an older version of HydroCAD installed, it may not support HCP format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using HydroCAD.

Step 3. Assign HydroCAD to HCP files

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

Associate software with HCP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HCP file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the HydroCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open HCP files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with HCP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HCP file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 HCP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the HCP for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the HCP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check HCP file for viruses
1. Verify that the HCP in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the HCP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the HCP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the HCP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with HCP 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

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

4. Check whether your system can handle HydroCAD

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with HCP extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 HydroCAD Project 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 HCP files.

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