Open SWB files

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems Incorporated
Have you encountered a problem with a SWB file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a SWB file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SWB file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SWB file?

With the file extension SWB, basic macro files of the 3D CAD software SolidWorks are identified. Swb files are text files that contain Visual Basic 3 code that executes commands from SolidWorks when executed. For example, mechanical components can be implemented using a SWB file. You can use the Tools -> Macros -> Execute and select a SWB file to process the macros.

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Alternatively, you can drop the SWB file from the Windows Explorer via drag-and-drop method to a free working area of SolidWorks (no open document). Swb files are also compatible with older versions of SolidWorks. Newer so-called VBA projects have the extension swp.

Programs which can open a SWB file

How to open file with SWB extension?

In order to open a file with SWB extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SWB file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SWB files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SWB files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SWB files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SWB files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening SWB files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SWB files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SWB files

Sometimes problems with opening SWB files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SWB files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SWB files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SWB file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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