How to open .RVG files

Surefire tips on how to open RVG files

Have you ever had trouble to open a file that ends with .RVG? If so, then you are welcomed to this guide. A few months ago, I received a file from my client. I guess it wasn’t an ordinary file.

So, as usual, I tried to open it on my computer, but I failed. It was an important file. One of my friends told me that the file I received is in RVG format and that I need a certain program to open the file.

Honestly, to say, I didn’t know anything about RVG files at that time. However, finally, I became successful to open this file with the help of my friend. Today in this guide, I will share tips on how to open RVG files.

If you are like me who doesn’t know anything about RVG files and how to open it, don’t worry. Just stay tuned with me until the end of this article. Let’s get started…

What is a .RVG file?

The .RVG file belongs to the category of Raster Image Files. It can be used on different operating systems. For example on Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP. The .RVG file is associated with RVG X-ray Image or dental radiography systems by Kodak.

It is designed by dental imaging detectors to store x-ray photographs of a patient’s mouth.

Note: Programs that open RVG files:

·        Kodak RVG

·        Aeskulap

 ·        Revit

What are the problems with RVG files?

The lack of ability to operate and open the RVG file doesn’t mean that you don’t have the ideal tool installed on your PC. There may be different issues that stop the RVG file from opening. Let’s see the possible issues.  

·        Damaged RVG file which is being opened

·        Error in links to the RVG file in Windows record.

·        Sudden removal in the form of the RVG from the Windows record

·        The file has not yet finished downloading

·        The RVG file is affected by unwanted malware.

·        The PC doesn’t have enough hardware to support RVG files.

How to open .RVG files?

If you want to open an RVG file on your computer, you should use specific software such as “Revit External Group File“. You will get a message from your OS without using suitable software.

The Windows message is something like “How do you want to open this file?” (There is no default application on windows and smartphones to open this file)

You should double click on the RVG file to open it. The .RVG file will open when you installed the software to open it.

If the RVG file is not opened by the correct program you can follow these steps to help you solve the problem.

Step 1:

·        Download Revit External Group File or another program that supports RVG files

·        Right-click on the RVG file

·        Then click “Open with”

·        Select Revit

·        Select the “Always use this app to open .rvg files” checkbox


Most often you will receive RVG files without the instruction on how to use or open it.

But, I hope after reading this article, you can successfully deal with RVG files and open them. If you have any tips or suggestions to this article, please let us know by leaving a comment below.