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What are FORM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FORM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FORM files.

What is a FORM file?

FORM files have multiple uses, and FormLabs PreForm Job is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

FormLabs PreForm Job

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open FORM files

Important: Different programs may use files with the FORM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your FORM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: January 30, 2023

All known file formats using extension .FORM

While FormLabs PreForm Job is a popular type of FORM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .FORM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Gambas Form File

These FORM files contain the projects created in Gambas, a software used to replace Visual Basics on Linux.

You can create programs in Gambas, and it makes use of object-oriented programming. Gambas is used to create graphical programs using Qt and GTK toolkits.

PreForm 3D Object Container

We know that one FORM format is PreForm 3D Object Container. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Sage Reporting EngineSage Reporting EngineUser submitted
NetBeans IDENetBeans IDEUser submitted
PreFormPreFormUser submitted
PC-DMISPC-DMISUser submitted

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