Plik IPT (Inventor Part) is one of the basic file format used by Autodesk Inventor, a mechanical parts modeling, simulation and visualization software tool. IPT files store single 2D or 3D objects.
IPT files are used during modeling and prototyping of such elements as engines, valves, cylinders, shafts, etc. Finished IPT projects are then combined into larger structure, the final product project, which is saved in IAM (Inventor AsseMbly) file.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with IPT files, divided into 6 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with IPT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with IPT extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IPT 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.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IPT files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Inventor or one to the listed programs: Fusion 360, Inventor View. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Inventor website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening IPT files still occur even after installing Inventor, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Inventor is available. 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 The reason that Inventor cannot handle files with IPT may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Inventor is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IPT files with latest version of Inventor you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IPT file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IPT file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IPT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the IPT 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. When downloading the file with IPT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Inventor Part Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IPT files. Close all running programs and try opening the IPT file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Inventor Part Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IPT files affecting older versions of given software.
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