IDI File Extension

IDI file icon
I-DEAS Web Access
  • Developer
    Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is IDI file?

IDI is a file extension commonly associated with I-DEAS Web Access files. I-DEAS Web Access format was developed by Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.. IDI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on system platform. IDI file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4344 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing IDI files is I-DEAS. I-DEAS software was developed by Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about IDI files or the I-DEAS software program.

Programs which support IDI file extension

The following listing features IDI-compatible programs. IDI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IDI file

How to open file with IDI extension?

Being unable to open files with IDI extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with IDI 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 I-DEAS

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IDI files is that no program that can handle IDI files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the I-DEAS developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download I-DEAS installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of I-DEAS

If you already have I-DEAS installed on your systems and IDI 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. If you have an older version of I-DEAS installed, it may not support IDI 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 I-DEAS.

Step 3. Associate I-DEAS Web Access files with I-DEAS

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IDI files with latest version of I-DEAS you have installed 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IDI file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where I-DEAS is installed, check the Always use this app to open IDI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IDI extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select I-DEAS and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IDI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the IDI for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IDI file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the IDI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the IDI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the IDI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic IDI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IDI 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the I-DEAS Web Access file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run I-DEAS

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

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 I-DEAS Web Access files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IDI files affecting older versions of given software.

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