IPJ File Extension

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Inventor Project Format
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What is IPJ file?

IPJ is a file extension commonly associated with Inventor Project Format files. Inventor Project Format specification was created by Autodesk. IPJ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IPJ extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. Inventor is by far the most used program for working with IPJ files. Software named Inventor was created by Autodesk, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IPJ files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IPJ file extension

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

Programs that support IPJ file

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How to open file with IPJ extension?

Problems with accessing IPJ may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Inventor Project Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Inventor software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IPJ files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Inventor and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IPJ 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. Update Inventor to the latest version

If you already have Inventor installed on your systems and IPJ 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 Inventor installed, it may not support IPJ format. The most recent version of Inventor is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Inventor to IPJ files

If you have the latest version of Inventor installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IPJ 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IPJ file
  • 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 IPJ files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IPJ extension, 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...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IPJ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the IPJ file is complete and free of errors

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 IPJ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the IPJ in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the IPJ 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. If the IPJ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic IPJ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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 IPJ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

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

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 Inventor Project Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IPJ files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a IPJ file

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