HSF File Extension

HSF file icon
HOOPS Stream Format
  • Developer
    Tech Soft 3D
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is HSF file?

Full format name of files that use HSF extension is HOOPS Stream Format. HOOPS Stream Format format was developed by Tech Soft 3D. HSF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. HSF file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use SolidWorks software for managing HSF files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named SolidWorks was created by SolidWorks Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and HSF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support HSF file extension

The following listing features HSF-compatible programs. Files with HSF extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support HSF file

How to open file with HSF extension?

Problems with accessing HSF may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with HSF 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. Install SolidWorks software

Problems with opening and working with HSF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with HSF files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing SolidWorks or different compatible program, such as HOOPS. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HSF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SolidWorks website and download the installer.

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

If you already have SolidWorks installed on your systems and HSF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of SolidWorks installed, it may not support HSF format. The most recent version of SolidWorks is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HSF files to SolidWorks

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the HSF file
  • 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 SolidWorks is installed, check the Always use this app to open HSF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HSF file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select SolidWorks and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with HSF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the HSF is not faulty

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

1. Check the HSF file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the HSF file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the HSF file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the HSF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the HSF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 HSF 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 HOOPS Stream Format file again.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with HOOPS Stream Format files. It may be the case that the HSF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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