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Basic information about IDW file

When there is a problem with opening files with the file extension IDW(*.IDW or *.idw), you do not need a computer expert. In most cases, using the helpful suggestions of experts contained in our website as well as appropriate programs, you can solve the problem with the IDW file yourself.

There are 1 file types using the IDW file extension in our database. In the further part of this page, you will find detail information about all the IDW file with their brief description and a list of programs that support IDW file sorted by operating systems. The table below provides useful information about the IDW file extension. It answers questions such as:
  • What is the IDW file?
  • How to open a IDW file?
  • What programs do I need to open a IDW file?
  • What programs help to create and edit a IDW file?
  • How to convert IDW files to another file format?
  • How to convert another files to IDW file format?

1.Detail information about IDW file extension: Inventor Drawing

File type Inventor Drawing Category CAD Files
Developer Autodesk File format Binary
Description IDW file is a Inventor Drawing developed by Autodesk. 2D or 3D vector-based drawing created by Autodesk Inventor, a program used to design, visualize, and simulate mechanical products; may contain parts (.IPT files), assemblies (.IAM files), and presentation materials (.IPN files).
Software programs that will open, edit or convert IDW files

Autodesk Inventor 2018
Autodesk Inventor View 2018

How to convert IDW files to another file format?

There are 7 records in our database eligible for IDW files to another file format conversion. If you want to achieve IDW to another files conversion, you may use the option.

How to convert another files to IDW file format?

There are 3 records in our database eligible for another files to IDW file format conversion. If you want to achieve another files to IDW conversion, you may use the option.

Can't open a IDW file?

When you click a file to open it, operating system examines the filename extension. If operating system recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When operating system does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

”Can't open this file: example.IDW”。

To open this file, you install one of the applications from the list of software programs that you found here, you should be able to open, edit or convert the file with the IDW extension without any issue.

Where I can download the application that support IDW file?

If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program), you will find more information there on the location where to download the required application. Most often they are the websites of software manufacturers.

How to change file associations?

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click "Open With".
  • In the "Open With" dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click "Browse" to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the ”Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” check box.

Can I change the extension of IDW files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read/open the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format. Select a software program from our list and install it on your computer. If the file has not opened correctly, you have to look for a different software program from our list. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.

What else may cause problems width open a IDW file?

The reasons for the lack of the ability to open a IDW file on your computer may be at least several. The easiest thing is to find a suitable application installed on your computer, which will open a IDW file. If there is still something wrong, you might want to check:

  • Whether the IDW file is damaged.
  • Whether the IDW file is incorrectly linked in the registry entries.
  • Whether the IDW file extension has been accidentally removed from the Windows registry.
  • Whether the installation of an application that supports the IDW file format is incompletely.
  • Whether the IDW file is infected.
  • Whether the drivers of the equipment used for opening a IDW file are up to date.
  • Whether your computer has enough hardware resources to open a IDW file.

If the IDW file still not working with your software after eliminating the above shortcomings? That means that the problem is more complex and requires the help of a specialist.