SEC File Type

- The quick facts

What are SEC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SEC 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 SEC file?

The SEC file format was developed by Parametric Technology Corporation for one of their CAD (Computer Aided Design) tools. These SEC files are classified as data files that are generated through the Pro/ENGINEER software, which was also created by Parametric Technology Corporation. Also known as Pro/ENGINEER sketch files, these .sec files contain graphics, layout parameters and other formatting attributes that have been saved by the user for a project in the Pro/ENGINEER software.These SEC files store sketches and drawings made by a user in the Pro/ENGINEER software. This application is designed for Windows PCs. The Pro/ENGINEER software is also known as Creo Elements/Pro. These Pro/ENGINEER sketch files are affixed with the .sec extension.An SEC file can be opened and viewed using the Pro/ENGINEER software. These .sec files can also be edited and updated through this CAD program. There are no known tools that can be used to export these .sec files to other standard bitmap graphics file formats.

How to open SEC files

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

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pro/ENGINEERPro/ENGINEERUser submitted
ISIS for PICAXE VSMISIS for PICAXE VSMUser submitted
Creo Elements/ProCreo Elements/ProUser submitted
CreoCreoUser submitted
Startup TOOLSStartup TOOLSUser submitted
Section ApplicationSection ApplicationUser submitted
SeccionesSeccionesUser submitted
SpecsIntact EditorSpecsIntact EditorUser submitted
ProeWF3ProeWF3User submitted
PICAXE VSMPICAXE VSMUser submitted

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