The File Extensions Database


.SDEXP File Extension

  • Developer by: Parametric Technology Corporation
  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What is an .SDEXP file?

.SDEXP is Creo Elements/Direct model

The sdexp file extension is mainly associated with the Creo Elements/Direct (formerly known as CoCreate Modeling), a 3D CAD modeling and design system developed by PTC.

The typical .sdexp file contains data related to 3D models.


How to open:

Use Creo Elements/Direct to open *.sdexp files.

How to convert:

Use compatible tools to export *.sdexp files to other formats.

How to solve problems with SDEXP files

  • Associate the SDEXP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SDEXP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SDEXP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SDEXP 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 .SDEXP is Creo Elements/Direct model. Because only the current version supports the latest SDEXP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Parametric Technology Corporation manufacturer website after an available .SDEXP is Creo Elements/Direct model update.
  • To make sure that your SDEXP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.