RED File Extension

RED file icon
CADViewer Redline Markup Format
  • Developer
    Tailor Made Software
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is RED file?

RED is a file extension commonly associated with CADViewer Redline Markup Format files. CADViewer Redline Markup Format specification was created by Tailor Made Software. RED file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. RED file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use CADViewer software for managing RED files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named CADViewer was created by Tailor Made Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and RED files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support RED file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open RED files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. RED files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support RED file

How to open file with RED extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening RED files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with RED extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install CADViewer software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports RED files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CADViewer and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support RED files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading CADViewer installed is by going to developer’s website (Tailor Made Software) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of CADViewer

You still cannot access RED files although CADViewer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why RED files are not compatible with CADViewer. The most recent version of CADViewer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign CADViewer to RED files

After installing CADViewer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open RED files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the RED with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the CADViewer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open RED files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with RED extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select CADViewer and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with RED extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the RED is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the RED file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The RED 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 RED 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 scanner detected that the RED file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic RED 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 RED 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.

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 CADViewer

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

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 CADViewer Redline Markup Format files. It may be the case that the RED files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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