X_B File Extension

X_B file icon
Parasolid Model Part Format
  • Developer
    Siemens PLM Software
  • Popularity
    2 (5 votes)

What is X_B file?

X_B is a file extension commonly associated with Parasolid Model Part Format files. Parasolid Model Part Format format was developed by Siemens PLM Software. X_B files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. X_B file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. Fusion 360 supports X_B files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used. Fusion 360 software was developed by Autodesk, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about X_B files or the Fusion 360 software program.

Programs which support X_B file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with X_B files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with X_B 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 X_B file

How to open file with X_B extension?

Being unable to open files with X_B extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with X_B files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Fusion 360

Problems with opening and working with X_B files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with X_B files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Fusion 360 or one to the listed programs: Parasolid, Autodesk Inventor. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support X_B files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Fusion 360 installed is by going to developer’s website (Autodesk, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Fusion 360 and update if needed

If the problems with opening X_B files still occur even after installing Fusion 360, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Fusion 360 is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Fusion 360 installed, it may not support X_B 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 Fusion 360.

Step 3. Assign Fusion 360 to X_B files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate X_B files with latest version of Fusion 360 you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the X_B with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Fusion 360 is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open X_B files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with X_B extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Fusion 360 and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with X_B extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the X_B for errors

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 X_B file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the X_B is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the X_B file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with X_B extension is complete and error-free

If the X_B file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with X_B 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Parasolid Model Part Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Fusion 360

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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

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