PCF File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PCF file?

PCF stands for packaged collaboration files. These files allow users to share documents while preventing any user from working within a document that does not contain the latest file updates.

The PCF file extension also allows for multiple documents to be combined into a single file for project collaboration. The PCF file allows the files within the file to be accessed using the Insight Connect interface or via email. The files can then be viewed and edited, allowing all users to see the changes during the collaboration process.

The .pcf file extension is also used for PaintCAD computer aided drawing application. The PCF files used by this program store font images for the fonts that are used within the application.

How to open PCF 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 PCF for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PCF

While we know of one file format using the .PCF 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 .PCF file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Solid EdgeSolid EdgeUser submitted
MET'S PhotoCrew LightMET'S PhotoCrew LightUser submitted
DD PrintCenterDD PrintCenterUser submitted
PowerPanelPowerPanelUser submitted
MET'S PhotoCrewMET'S PhotoCrewUser submitted
LexisNexis TextMapLexisNexis TextMapUser submitted
PiranesiPiranesiUser submitted
NCP Secure Entry ClientNCP Secure Entry ClientUser submitted
PhraseExpressPhraseExpressUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PCF-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 PCF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!