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SKF File Extension

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What is SKF file?

SKF files are associated with AutoSketch software application. SKF files store CAD (Computer Aided-Design) drawing projects. Single SKF file can hold many technical drawings represented as vector images. SKF format is only recognized and properly supported by AutoSketch. However, AutoSketch also supports other more popular and open source formats such as DWG, DXF, or SKD.

AutoSketch software

AutoSketch is no longer actively developed and as of October 26, 2016 is officially discontinued. SKF are rarely seen anymore. Although the project never supported 3D graphics, the tools is still popular among some users. The developed maintains dedicated AutoSketch forum on its website, where users can get some help regarding AutoSketch if needed.

Programs which support SKF file extension

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

Updated: 01/31/2023

How to open file with SKF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SKF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with SKF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SKF files.

Step 1. Install AutoSketch software

Install software to open SKF file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SKF files is that no program that can handle SKF files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing AutoSketch or different compatible program, such as XnView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SKF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading AutoSketch installed is by going to developer’s website (Autodesk, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension SKFIf you already have AutoSketch installed on your systems and SKF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of AutoSketch installed, it may not support SKF format. The most recent version of AutoSketch is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SKF files to AutoSketch

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SKF files with latest version of AutoSketch you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with SKF file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the SKF 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
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where AutoSketch is installed, check the Always use this app to open SKF files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with SKF file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SKF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SKF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the SKF for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SKF file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check SKF file for viruses
1. Check the SKF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the SKF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the SKF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the SKF 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 SKF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AutoSketch Drawing file.

4. Check whether your system can handle AutoSketch

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with AutoSketch Drawing 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 SKF files.

Conversion of a SKF file

File Conversions from SKF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to SKF file
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