TCM File Extension

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TurboCAD Mac Drawing
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What is TCM file?

Full format name of files that use TCM extension is TurboCAD Mac Drawing. IMSI defined the TurboCAD Mac Drawing format standard. TCM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS system platform. TCM file format, along with 158 other file formats, belongs to the CAD Files category. TurboCAD is by far the most used program for working with TCM files. TurboCAD software was developed by IMSI/Design, LLC., and on its official website you may find more information about TCM files or the TurboCAD software program.

Programs which support TCM file extension

Programs that can handle TCM files are as follows. TCM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support TCM file


How to open file with TCM extension?

Problems with accessing TCM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with TCM 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 TCM files.

Step 1. Download and install TurboCAD

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports TCM files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the TurboCAD developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading TurboCAD installed is by going to developer’s website (IMSI/Design, LLC.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update TurboCAD to the latest version

If you already have TurboCAD installed on your systems and TCM 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. This can be one of the causes why TCM files are not compatible with TurboCAD. The most recent version of TurboCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open TCM files to TurboCAD

After installing TurboCAD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open TCM files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the TCM 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 TurboCAD is installed, check the Always use this app to open TCM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected TCM 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TCM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the TCM 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 TCM file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The TCM may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TCM file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. TCM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic TCM 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 TCM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the TurboCAD Mac Drawing file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run TurboCAD

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support TCM files. Close all running programs and try opening the TCM 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 TurboCAD Mac Drawing files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle TCM files.

Conversion of a TCM file

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