AFS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AFS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AFS files.

What is an AFS file?

Files that contain the .afs file extension are most commonly associated with project files that have been created by the STAAD.foundation CAD software application.

The STAAD.foundation CAD software is used to create and study construction foundations, including details about the foundation components and the physical properties of the foundation structure. Components that this software helps engineers study include concrete slabs and soils.

The Adobe Type Manager is also known to use the .afs file suffix. These files contain font set files that are used within the Adobe Type Manager application.

The Sega Dreamcast gaming console games also use the .afs file extension for compressed audio files that are used in Dreamcast video games.

How to open AFS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AFS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AFS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension AFS

While we know of one file format using the .AFS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AFS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of AFS files. Remember, different programs may use AFS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Ava FindAva FindUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTAdobe Type Manager Deluxe for NTUser submitted
DkZ StudioDkZ StudioUser submitted
StaadFoundation ApplicationStaadFoundation ApplicationUser submitted
Adobe Type ManagerAdobe Type ManagerUser submitted
Browse3D ProBrowse3D ProUser submitted
Advanced File SecurityAdvanced File SecurityUser submitted
PCSX2 - Playstation EmulatorPCSX2 - Playstation EmulatorUser submitted
Adobe Type Manager DeluxeAdobe Type Manager DeluxeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AFS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AFS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!