IAM File Extension

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Inventor Assembly Format
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What is IAM file?

IAM is a file extension commonly associated with Inventor Assembly Format files. Inventor Assembly Format specification was created by Autodesk. IAM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IAM extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. Inventor supports IAM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named Inventor was created by Autodesk, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IAM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IAM file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IAM files. IAM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IAM file

How to open file with IAM extension?

Problems with accessing IAM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with IAM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IAM files.

Step 1. Install Inventor software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IAM files is that no program that can handle IAM files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Inventor or one of the recommended programs (for example, Inventor View) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IAM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Inventor installed is by going to developer’s website (Autodesk, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If you already have Inventor installed on your systems and IAM 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 Inventor cannot handle files with IAM may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Inventor.

Step 3. Assign Inventor to IAM files

After installing Inventor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IAM files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IAM file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Inventor is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IAM files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IAM extension, 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....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IAM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the IAM for errors

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

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

If the IAM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the IAM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the IAM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the IAM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. If the IAM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Inventor Assembly Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IAM files affecting older versions of given software.

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