SMGXML File Extension

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SolidWorks Composer Product Format

What is SMGXML file?

SMGXML filename suffix is mostly used for SolidWorks Composer Product Format files. Files with SMGXML extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. SMGXML file format, along with 4732 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports SMGXML files is SolidWorks. SolidWorks software was developed by SolidWorks Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about SMGXML files or the SolidWorks software program.

Programs which support SMGXML file extension

The following listing features SMGXML-compatible programs. Files with SMGXML 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 SMGXML file

Windows Windows

Updated: 04/04/2020

How to open file with SMGXML extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SMGXML files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with SMGXML 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 SMGXML files.

Step 1. Install SolidWorks software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SMGXML files is that no program that can handle SMGXML files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the SolidWorks developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SMGXML files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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If the problems with opening SMGXML files still occur even after installing SolidWorks, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. 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 SolidWorks installed, it may not support SMGXML format. The latest version of SolidWorks should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign SolidWorks to SMGXML files

If you have the latest version of SolidWorks installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SMGXML on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the SMGXML file and choose 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 SolidWorks installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SMGXML 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 SMGXML extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select SolidWorks and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SMGXML extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the SMGXML is not faulty

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

1. Verify that the SMGXML in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the SMGXML is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. SMGXML file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the SMGXML 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 SMGXML 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.

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 Composer Product Format file again.

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

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SMGXML files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 SolidWorks Composer Product Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SMGXML files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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