PLT File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PLT file?

The .plt file extension is most commonly associated with the Autodesk AutoCAD software application. The PLT files that are used by this software contain vector graphic plotter files that have been created by the applications.

Other applications also use the .plt extension for plotter files, such as the HP Graphics Language and OziExplorer software applications.

PLT files can be printed using a plotter. A plotter draws images using lines instead of printing dots like a normal printer.

The .plt file extension is also used by Bentley's CAD MicroStation application. This application uses the .plt file suffix for plot driver configuration files.

How to open PLT 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 PLT for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PLT

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Ulead DVD PlayerUlead DVD PlayerUser submitted
gnuplotgnuplotUser submitted
SwiftView ViewerSwiftView ViewerUser submitted
CadStdCadStdUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
DaViewDaViewUser submitted
PlotFlowPlotFlowUser submitted
Compro DVDCompro DVDUser submitted
Summa Cutter ControlSumma Cutter ControlUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PLT-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 PLT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!