SLDASM File Extension

SLDASM file icon
SolidWorks Assembly Format
  • Developer
    Dassault Systemes
  • Popularity
    2.9 (11 votes)

What is SLDASM file?

SLDASM filename suffix is mostly used for SolidWorks Assembly Format files. SolidWorks Assembly Format format was developed by Dassault Systemes. SLDASM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with SLDASM extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. SolidWorks supports SLDASM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named SolidWorks was created by SolidWorks Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SLDASM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support SLDASM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SLDASM files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with SLDASM 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 SLDASM file

How to open file with SLDASM extension?

Being unable to open files with SLDASM extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with SLDASM 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 SLDASM files.

Step 1. Install SolidWorks software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SLDASM files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select SolidWorks or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Acrobat) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SolidWorks website and download the installer.

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

If the problems with opening SLDASM files still occur even after installing SolidWorks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of SolidWorks is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of SolidWorks installed, it may not support SLDASM format. The most recent version of SolidWorks is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign SolidWorks to SLDASM files

After installing SolidWorks (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SLDASM files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the SLDASM 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 SolidWorks is installed, check the Always use this app to open SLDASM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SLDASM extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SLDASM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the SLDASM 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 SLDASM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the SLDASM file for viruses or malware

If the SLDASM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the SLDASM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the SLDASM file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic SLDASM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with SLDASM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open SolidWorks

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with SolidWorks Assembly Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SLDASM files affecting older versions of given software.

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