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SDEXP File Extension

Creo Elements/Direct Model
  • Developer
    Parametric Technology Corporation
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  • Popularity
    4 (1 votes)

What is SDEXP file?

SDEXP is a file extension commonly associated with Creo Elements/Direct Model files. Creo Elements/Direct Model format was developed by Parametric Technology Corporation. SDEXP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. SDEXP file belongs to the 3D Image Files category just like 622 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports SDEXP files is CoCreate. On the official website of Parametric Technology Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theCoCreate software, but also about SDEXP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SDEXP file extension

Programs that can handle SDEXP files are as follows. Files with SDEXP 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 SDEXP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with SDEXP extension?

Being unable to open files with SDEXP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with SDEXP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SDEXP files.

Step 1. Get the CoCreate

Install software to open SDEXP file Problems with opening and working with SDEXP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SDEXP files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CoCreate and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SDEXP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading CoCreate installed is by going to developer’s website (Parametric Technology Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of CoCreate and update if needed

Update software that support file extension SDEXPIf you already have CoCreate installed on your systems and SDEXP 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. If you have an older version of CoCreate installed, it may not support SDEXP format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using CoCreate.

Step 3. Assign CoCreate to SDEXP files

If you have the latest version of CoCreate installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SDEXP on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SDEXP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SDEXP 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 CoCreate is installed, check the Always use this app to open SDEXP files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with SDEXP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SDEXP file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select CoCreate and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SDEXP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the SDEXP 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 SDEXP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check SDEXP file for viruses
1. Verify that the SDEXP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SDEXP 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 SDEXP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the SDEXP file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the SDEXP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Creo Elements/Direct Model file again.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Creo Elements/Direct Model files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SDEXP files affecting older versions of given software.

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