DFT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DFT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DFT files.

What is a DFT file?

A .DFT file is a Solid Edge Draft Document file. The .dft file extension is mostly linked with the Solid Edge CAD modeling tool. Engineers and CAD modelers use Solid Edge CAD software in creating 3D models and construction project visualization before the actual structure is built. The .dft file contains CAD drawing projects stored in a format specific for Solid Edge.

A .dft (draft) file consists of the 3D model projected to one or more 2D views of a part or assembly file. It contains a representation of 3D models in 2D outputs. 2D elements of the model are being used to edit the model, and they are frequently saved in .dft format.Solid Edge is a 3D CAD, parametric feature and synchronous technology solid modeling software. Solid Edge CAD is a modeling software that is connected to many Product Lifecycle Management technologies. It is being used as a core system from which some of the applications used in structure- related projects derived from.

Solid Edge integrates with Sharepoint and Teamcenter to provide product lifecycle management. Solid Edge also integrates with PLM products from third parties. It runs on Microsoft Windows and provides solid modeling, assembly modeling, and 2D orthographic view functionality for mechanical designers.

How to open DFT files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DFT for different purposes. We have identified 5 DFT openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of DFT file.

Programs that open these files

Solid EdgeSolid EdgeVerified
Draft ITDraft ITVerified
TopSolidTopSolidVerified
PSCADPSCADVerified
ArenaArenaVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension DFT

While we know of one file format using the .DFT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DFT file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DFT files. Remember, different programs may use DFT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

FastTrack ScheduleFastTrack ScheduleUser submitted
AutoVueAutoVueUser submitted
DataFitDataFitUser submitted
Teamcenter VisualizationTeamcenter VisualizationUser submitted
Intergraph Corp DraftDIntergraph Corp DraftDUser submitted
ProWeaveProWeaveUser submitted
ScanExpressDFT AnalyzerScanExpressDFT AnalyzerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DFT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DFT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!