SPT File Extension

SPT file icon
SpeedTree Tree Data Format
  • Developer
    Interactive Data Visualization
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is SPT file?

SPT is a file extension commonly associated with SpeedTree Tree Data Format files. SpeedTree Tree Data Format specification was created by Interactive Data Visualization. SPT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. SPT file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. Users are advised to use Maya software for managing SPT files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support SPT file extension

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

How to open file with SPT extension?

Problems with accessing SPT may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SpeedTree Tree Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Maya software

Problems with opening and working with SPT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SPT files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Maya or different compatible program, such as 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, SpeedTree. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SPT 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 Maya website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Maya to the latest version

If you already have Maya installed on your systems and SPT 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 Maya installed, it may not support SPT 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 Maya.

Step 3. Associate SpeedTree Tree Data Format files with Maya

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SPT files with latest version of Maya you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the SPT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Maya is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SPT files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected SPT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with SPT extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the SPT file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the SPT file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the SPT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the SPT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the SPT file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the SPT 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. If the SPT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 Maya

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SPT 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 SpeedTree Tree Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SPT files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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