NET File

What are NET files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NET 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 NET file?

NET files have multiple uses, and SNNS Network Definition is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

SNNS Network Definition

Neural networks are incredibly complex, and understanding them requires a deep dive into their structure and behavior. But before you can even begin to understand what is going on inside the network, you must have a way of representing its definition.

SNNS .NET files provide just that: an extensive set of data points that define how the neural network functions and how it behaves in response to different stimuli or activities. The format contains everything from basic neuron count and connection weights, to multi-dimensional cross-strengths and transfer functions required for simulations of complex behaviors.

Moreover, these files are not only used for recording; they can be used as templates to create new networks quickly and easily using convenient drag-and-drop or graphical editing tools provided in the SNNS software package. This allows you to quickly experiment with different structures without having to write code or enter complex equations by hand every time you want to make adjustments.

How to open NET files

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

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

Last updated: January 30, 2023

All known file formats using extension .NET

While SNNS Network Definition is a popular type of NET-file, we know of 7 different uses of the .NET file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Epanet Data File

We know that one NET format is Epanet Data File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

NET opener for Windows

We have identified one NET opener that is compatible with this specific type of NET file.

EPANETEPANETVerified

FreePCB Netlist File

We know that one NET format is FreePCB Netlist File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these NET files

We have identified one NET opener that is compatible with this specific type of NET file.

FreePCBFreePCBVerified

KiCad Netlist File

We know that one NET format is KiCad Netlist File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these NET files

We have identified one NET opener that is compatible with this specific type of NET file.

KiCadKiCadVerified

More file formats using the NET extension

Through our research of NET files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Impulse Tracker Network Driver
  • NetCracker Resource Inventory
  • Netlab Project

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

GNS3GNS3Verified
FileMaker ProFileMaker ProUser submitted
Altium DesignerAltium DesignerUser submitted
OrCAD CaptureOrCAD CaptureUser submitted
Protel SEProtel SEUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
AWR Design EnvironmentAWR Design EnvironmentUser submitted
GephiGephiUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
PIPESIMPIPESIMUser submitted

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