The file extension 822 is associated with Pro/Engineer and Creo Parametric, which is used in the manufacturing industry for the improvement of merchandise and goods. Pro/Engineer and Creo Parametric are 3D Computer Aided Design programs that provide engineers with advanced design capabilities, sketching functions, mathematical measurements, and help to generate manufacturing deliverables.
822 files are a CAD file type that contains data and information related to design tasks for manufacturing. The data can include vector graphics, 2D and 3D images, mathematical computations, models, objects, design features, simplified representations, templates, and many other components which are necessary for the product design.
822 files can also be a binary file type that contains a series of numbers which are interpreted by computer systems to aid the process of product design. The files can also be constructed in a series of levels which include the binary format on the basic level and product design formats on consecutive levels.
How to Open 822 Files
Since 822 files are proprietary files for the Pro/Engineer and Creo Parametric programs by PTC, the best way to open the file extension 822 is by using Pro/Engineer or Creo Parametric Computer Aided Design programs. The programs are available as a free trial download from the PTC website and are designed to work with a variety of different operating systems. PTC also offers free CAD software applications such as Creo Sketch and Creo View Interface for ECAD that you can use for unlimited time.
If you do not have access to the above named programs, you can try opening 822 files using a file reading program. There are multiple file reading applications available as a free download from websites such as CNET and Softpedia. This type of program is capable of reading a variety of file extensions and formats, including extensions which have become obsolete.
You can also opt to convert 822 files to another format using a file conversion program. Keep in mind if you do this, you may lose a portion or all of the original formatting of the 822 file. There are a variety of file conversion programs available as a free download on the CNET website, or you can use an online conversion website such as Zamzar. Zamzar allows you to browse for the file, choose the new file format, enter your email address, and then click on Convert. Within minutes the new file format is sent to your email inbox.
There are also a variety of free Computer Aided Design (CAD) software applications such as Google SketchUp Pro that may open 822 files. However, if the program does not support all of the elements of Pro/Engineer or Creo Parametric, the file may be missing important components when you open it in a different program.