X_T File Extension

X_T file icon
Parasolid Model Part Format
  • Developer
    Siemens PLM Software
  • Popularity
    3.4 (16 votes)

What is X_T file?

X_T files are characteristic for the Parasolid program – software dedicated for CAD designing. Such files are based on text and they generally contain numbers defining various details of a 3D model, e.g.: geometry, colors, vectors, calculations and other details .

Interesting fact about X_T files:

  • X_T files can but utilised also by other CAD programs,
  • besides the text form, X_T files can occur also in a binary variation – in such case, they are stored with the X_B extension, which is less popular,
  • extensions preceding X_T files were the XMT_TXT and the XMP_TXT files

Programs which support X_T file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open X_T files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with X_T 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_T file

How to open file with X_T extension?

Being unable to open files with X_T extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with X_T 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 X_T files.

Step 1. Get the Fusion 360

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening X_T files is that no program that can handle X_T files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Fusion 360 or one to the listed programs: Parasolid, USA KeyCreator, Autodesk Inventor. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Fusion 360 installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Autodesk, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Fusion 360

If the problems with opening X_T files still occur even after installing Fusion 360, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. The reason that Fusion 360 cannot handle files with X_T may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Fusion 360 should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Parasolid Model Part Format files with Fusion 360

After installing Fusion 360 (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open X_T files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the X_T file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Fusion 360 is installed, check the Always use this app to open X_T files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected X_T file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with X_T extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the X_T is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the X_T 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. X_T file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the X_T file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with X_T extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. 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 Fusion 360

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support X_T files. Close all running programs and try opening the X_T file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Parasolid Model Part Format file. It may be the case that the X_T files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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