File Extension SWB

  • 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.


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.

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 a SWB file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the SWB file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a SWB file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support SWB files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a SWB file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all SWB files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with SWB there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the SWB file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the SWB file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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