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.CEX File Extension

  • Developer by: Dassault Systemes
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .CEX file?

.CEX is SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File

File created by SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (Product Data Management), an application used by organizations for storing product data; contains the settings for a vault, which is the centralized location that data is stored; enables the settings to be imported by a different vault.

NOTE: CEX files are exported and imported using the Administration Tool included with the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM software.

Programs that open SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

How to solve problems with CEX files

  • Associate the CEX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CEX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CEX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CEX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CEX is SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File. Because only the current version supports the latest CEX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Dassault Systemes manufacturer website after an available .CEX is SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File update.
  • To make sure that your CEX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.