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.IDCL File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: CAD Files

What are .IDCL files and how to open them?

Can't open .IDCL file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .IDCL file.

What is a .IDCL file extension?

.IDCL file extension is created by Autodesk. .IDCL has been classified as CAD Files.

.IDCL is Inventor Desktop Content Library File

An IDCL file is a library file used by Autodesk Inventor, an application utilized to design three-dimensional prototypes. It stores tables of numerical data that represent parts, such as screws, nuts, pins, and bolts that can be inserted into Inventor assemblies (.IAM files) as parts (.IPT files) by Inventor users.

IDCL files may store various types of parts, such as steel shapes, shaft parts, and fasteners. Different types of standard content include ANSI, DIN, GOST, ISO, JIS, and GB.

You can view the location of IDCL libraries for a project in Inventor by selecting "Projects" in the "Get Started" ribbon, click the "Configure Content Center Libraries" and click the "Location of Libraries" hyperlink to go to the location of the IDCL files. Typically, IDCL files are located in the following directory:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Inventor [version]\Content Center\Libraries

NOTE: You can install IDCL libraries in Inventor from the Installer landing page by clicking "Autodesk Inventor Content Libraries," then selecting the IDCL files.

List of all softwares that can open the Inventor Desktop Content Library File
Autodesk Inventor 2020

How to fix problems with .IDCL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .IDCL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .IDCL file format
  2. You need to check the .IDCL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)