IV File Extension

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Open Inventor Scene Graph Format
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    Visualization Sciences Group
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What is IV file?

Full format name of files that use IV extension is Open Inventor Scene Graph Format. Visualization Sciences Group defined the Open Inventor Scene Graph Format format standard. Files with IV extension may be used by programs distributed for , Linux, Windows platform. IV file belongs to the 3D Image Files category just like 531 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Open Inventor software for managing IV files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Open Inventor was created by Silicon Graphics International. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IV files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IV file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with IV files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with IV extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support IV file

How to open file with IV extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IV files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Open Inventor Scene Graph Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Open Inventor

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IV files is that no program that can handle IV files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Open Inventor or different compatible program, such as Voxler, ivToVRML, 3D Object Converter. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IV files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Open Inventor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Silicon Graphics International website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Open Inventor

You still cannot access IV files although Open Inventor is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Open Inventor cannot handle files with IV 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 Open Inventor.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IV files to Open Inventor

After installing Open Inventor (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IV files. 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

  • Clicking the IV with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Open Inventor is installed, check the Always use this app to open IV files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IV file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IV extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the IV 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 IV file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the IV is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IV file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the IV 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 IV file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

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. Check whether your system can handle Open Inventor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IV extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Open Inventor Scene Graph Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IV files.

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