DFT File Type

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What are DFT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DFT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

We have identified 5 DFT openers that are compatible with this specific type of DFT file.

Programs that open Solid Edge Draft Document files

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Draft ITDraft ITVerified
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Last updated: April 16, 2021

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

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