What is a .RFT File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Easy Steps)


While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .rft extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .rft file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .RFT file?

The .RFT file extension is from Revit Family Template File. This file extension belongs to the developer Autodesk. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .rft file on 1 platform.

How to open a .RFT file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .RFT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .RFT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .rft file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RFT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .RFT file?

If you cannot open the .RFT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RFT file.rft – IBM, .rft – Siber Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .RFT file with the Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture program on Windows.