Opening DFT files

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

What is a DFT file?

The .dft file extension is mostly linked with the Solid Edge CAD modeling tool. Solid Edge CAD software is used by engineers and CAD modelers 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 view of a part or assembly file. It contains a representation of 3D models in 2D outputs. 2D parts 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 on 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 modelling and 2D orthographic view functionality for mechanical designers.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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