SLDMAT is a file extension commonly associated with SolidWorks Material Database files. SolidWorks Corporation defined the SolidWorks Material Database format standard. Files with SLDMAT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. SLDMAT file format, along with 341 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports SLDMAT files is SolidWorks. Software named SolidWorks was created by SolidWorks Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and SLDMAT files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support SLDMAT files. SLDMAT files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing SLDMAT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SLDMAT 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 SLDMAT files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SLDMAT files is that no program that can handle SLDMAT files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download SolidWorks and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download SolidWorks installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SolidWorks Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access SLDMAT files although SolidWorks is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of SolidWorks installed, it may not support SLDMAT 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 SolidWorks.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SLDMAT files with latest version of SolidWorks you have installed on your device. 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
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 SLDMAT file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the SLDMAT 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 SLDMAT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the SLDMAT file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with SLDMAT extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the SolidWorks Material Database file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SLDMAT files. Close all running programs and try opening the SLDMAT file.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with SolidWorks Material Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SLDMAT files affecting older versions of given software.
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