PC7 File Extension

PC7 file icon
PowerCADD 7 Drawing Format
  • Developer
    Engineered Software
  • Popularity
    2.7 (4 votes)

What is PC7 file?

PC7 is a file extension commonly associated with PowerCADD 7 Drawing Format files. PowerCADD 7 Drawing Format specification was created by Engineered Software. Files with PC7 extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. PC7 file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PC7 files is PowerCADD. On the official website of Engineered Software, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about thePowerCADD software, but also about PC7 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PC7 file extension

The following listing features PC7-compatible programs. Files with PC7 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 PC7 file

How to open file with PC7 extension?

Problems with accessing PC7 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PC7 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install PowerCADD

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PC7 files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PowerCADD and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PowerCADD installed is by going to developer’s website (Engineered Software, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update PowerCADD to the latest version

If you already have PowerCADD installed on your systems and PC7 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. The reason that PowerCADD cannot handle files with PC7 may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of PowerCADD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign PowerCADD to PC7 files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PC7 files with latest version of PowerCADD you have installed 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 PC7 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where PowerCADD is installed, check the Always use this app to open PC7 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PC7 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PC7 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PC7 for 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 PC7 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The PC7 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PC7 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 PC7 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with PC7 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic PC7 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 PC7 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PowerCADD 7 Drawing Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run PowerCADD

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PC7 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 PowerCADD 7 Drawing Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PC7 files affecting older versions of given software.

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