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.plt File Extension

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

what is a .plt file?

The PLT file extension is a vector-based plotter file developed by Autodesk, Inc. to contain plotting details from a certain CAD or computer-aided design file. CAD, or Computer-Aided Design, is defined as drafting and designing with the assistance of a software specifically developed for creating technical drawings. In simpler terms, plotting basically means the act of printing the design created through the CAD software. Plotter files and the plotting details that they contain are vital aspects in any production of plans using a CAD software since technical drawings require an optimum level of preciseness and accuracy. Users may view and handle PLT files directly through its primary program which is Autodesk’s AutoCAD. Other CAD and graphics software can also be used to manage such files specifically IMSI’ TurboCAD and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. PLT files may also be converted to other file formats to enable opening and managing for other programs.

how to open a .plt file?

Launch a .plt 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 .plt 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 .plt files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .plt file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .plt file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .plt file association errors

applications that open a .plt file

AutoCAD

AutoCAD

AutoCAD is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and drafting software developed by Autodesk. AutoCAD has basic electric drafting functions one is 2D Drafting in which lines, polylines, arcs, polygons, rectangles, splines points, texts and others are drafted. There's also 3D modeling, that includes surface modeling, warframe modeling and solid modeling of 3D primitives like boxes, wedges, cones and cylinder. The Boolean operations to these 3D objects includes subtraction, union and intersection. 2D and 3D objects can also be operated by moving, rotating, mirroring etc. Viewing of these objects include multiple viewport generate, the use of the User Coordinate System (UCS) and viewing direction selection. Other electric draft functions are Dimensioning and Tolerancing, 3D images, Organization of objects and Plotting. The AutoCAD drawing exchange format uses a DXF File format, and for accessing AutoCAD database, functions of AutoLISP, ADS and API are used. AutoCAD uses a module to read and output data of graphics on a data file. this module is the IGES Interface. IGES format (ISO and ANSI) is used for communication of graphics data among several CAD and CAM systems.
AutoCAD 2013

AutoCAD 2013

The new version of the AutoCAD software which is the AutoCAD 2013, has features like the Section and Details View which has a model documentation tab that provides faster access. There is Full, offset, half or aligned to hoose from the section methods. Usrs can specify what boundaries they prefer which can either be rectangular or circular for the details view. The software also offers Strike-thru Text used for providing texts in documents. Mtext, Mleaders, Dimensions, Tables and ArcText has new strikethrough styles for them. The Autodesk 360 Connectivity feature of the software allows synchronization of files including the syncing of drawings and folders with the user's online account which is accessed directly within the software which enables file sharing with other users of Autodesk who has an online account, and users can also share their designs through their social media accounts. The software also comes with a PressPull too that is used to extrude and offset curves to create surfaces and solids. It also lets the user select multiple object using a single PRessPull operation.
Corel WordPerfect office X6

Corel WordPerfect office X6

Corel has developed this software for almost thirty years. This Office suite became popular to the people. And this software works on Microsoft operating systems such as Windows, Window 7, Windows Vista and Windows Xp (SP3). 466 MHz processor, 256 RAM and for the display 800 X 600 will be just fine to operate on this application. During installation, Internet connection may require to verify the serial numbers. It can support 60 different formats including the Microsoft Office Formats. It also supports multiple monitors to improve the productivity of the user. This packed application comes with learning resources that is built-in, so tutorials are very handy. It has a feature that will resize the text to fit the number of pages. The users can view the desired file without opening the file. It has 300 + templates, 175+ photos, 10,000 clipart images, and 900+ True Type fonts. This package has word processors, Spreadsheet program, presentations, Digital Notebook, document manager, training videos, Video editor, and eBook publisher.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .plt 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, .plt. 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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