LCL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a LCL file?

The LCL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the LCL file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the LCL file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about LCL files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open LCL 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 LCL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different LCL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ArchiCADArchiCADUser submitted
RikCADRikCADUser submitted
MatrixEngine SEMatrixEngine SEUser submitted
MatrixEngineMatrixEngineUser submitted
Microsoft Localization StudioMicrosoft Localization StudioUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!