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.rft File Extension

Developer: Autodesk
File type: Revit Family Template File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .rft. Files with the file extension .rft can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .rft files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .rft file?

The Revit software makes use of .rft 3D data files in the creation of templates comprised of data structures organized in ways most useful for design projects. This software is commonly referred to as a BIM (Building Infrastructure Modeling) program that integrates 3D objects in projects created by users with this application. These 3D objects are saved in the RFT format, and these files usually consist of multiple 3D designs with a wide variety of modeling attributes and characteristics. Since these RFT files store data comprised of 3D images and other graphical elements, there is another version of this file format which is used by this program, primarily because some images and graphical elements often vary in many attributes and formatting properties. The standard version of files created by this application are appended with the RFA extension. Since the Revit application is from Autodesk, the RFT file format is used across many applications from the same developer, especially with programs integrated with 3D BIM functionalities, some of which include Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 and the Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 software.

how to open a .rft file?

Launch a .rft file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .rft file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .rft files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .rft file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .rft file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .rft file association errors

applications that open a .rft file

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 is an architectural design software that used mainly for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and for capturing and analyzation of design, design documentation, and construction. It provides models that will help in making informed design decisions to be able to support sustainable designs, fabrication, construction planning and clash detection. The basis for all building components that are designed in Revit is the Parametric Components or Families which helps in designing cabinetry and equipment or building parts, walls and columns. It also features a collaborative design process called the Revit Server which enables users to share models across the project team even if they are on different locations. It has an integrated collection of models on a single server which is accessible by users from the local server. This process allows multiple users to share information and save their projects in a central file. The built-in Redundancy helps in keeping this process secure an protected in cases where there's loss in WAN connectivity.
Musco Sports Lighting Lumen Micro

Musco Sports Lighting Lumen Micro

Musco Sports Lighting is one of the manufacturers benefited by Lighting Technologies, who has been providing lighting software since the early 1980's, and FiELD and Photopia since the 1990's. Data files that are made with the use of the standardized Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) photometric format are known as IES files and are believed to be IES Photometric Data Files. These files save the light magnitude and measurements that is the reason why they are helpful for the simulation of lighting systems even before they are installed in buildings. Since their company deals primarily with lighting and photometry data, 3D programs also utilize as well as most lighting manufacturers publish this file format. IES files are normally accessed and viewed with the use of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013, an application commonly used by designers and architects, which enables users to create architectural designs of the highest quality and accuracy. This application works on a Windows operating system. The IES files can also be opened with AutoDesSys RenderZone, LTI Optics Photopia and Musco Sports Lighting Lumen Micro applications.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .rft files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .rft. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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