What are HPGL files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a HPGL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a HPGL file?
A .HPGL file is a Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language file.
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language files with the file extension ".hpgl" are used to store two-dimensional vector graphics. These files were originally developed by Hewlett-Packard and were commonly used in the printing and plotting industries.
CAD software usually makes HPGL files, which have commands that describe the lines, arcs, circles, and other shapes that make up the graphic. A printer or plotter interprets these commands in order to produce a physical output.
HPGL files are plain text files that can be edited with a text editor. CAD software and other graphic design applications that support the HPGL file format can also open and edit them.
SVG and DXF are a few other graphics file formats that have largely replaced HPGL. But HPGL is still used in some industries, especially in the architecture, engineering, and construction sectors.
How to open HPGL files
We have identified two HPGL openers that are compatible with this specific type of HPGL file.
Programs that open Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language files
Last updated: March 17, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of HPGL files. Remember, different programs may use HPGL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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|SAP VEViewer||User submitted|
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