IDV File Extension

IDV file icon
Inventor Design View Format
  • Developer
    Autodesk
  • Popularity
    2.8 (5 votes)

What is IDV file?

IDV filename suffix is mostly used for Inventor Design View Format files. Autodesk defined the Inventor Design View Format format standard. IDV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IDV file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. The software recommended for managing IDV files is Inventor. Software named Inventor was created by Autodesk, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IDV files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IDV file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IDV files. Files with IDV 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 IDV file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IDV extension?

Problems with accessing IDV may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with IDV files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Inventor

Problems with opening and working with IDV files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IDV files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Inventor 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 Inventor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

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

If you already have Inventor installed on your systems and IDV 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. The reason that Inventor cannot handle files with IDV may be that the software is outdated.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. Associate Inventor Design View Format files with Inventor

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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the IDV file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 IDV files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IDV file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Inventor and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IDV extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the IDV is not faulty

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 IDV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the IDV file for viruses or malware

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the IDV file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with IDV 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Inventor

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Inventor Design View Format file. It may be the case that the IDV files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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