CAE file format description

Many people often share .cae files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cae files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cae files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cae files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cae file format.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cae - Abaqus/CAE Model Database

The CAE data files are related to Abaqus/CAE. The CAE file is an Abaqus/CAE Model Database. Abaqus/CAE provides an integrated modeling (preprocessing) and visualization (postprocessing) environment for the analysis products.

Data files
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Abaqus/CAE Model Database related extensions:
SQLite Shared Memory Data
RichFX Walk-Graph Segment
DigiDoc Digital Signature
Graph Exchange XML Format
Softimage dotXSI 3D Model
Vectir Profile Group File

.cae - Caditor Encrypted Document

The CAE document files are related to Caditor. The CAE file is a Caditor Encrypted Document. Caditor is a portable tabbed text editor featuring encryption, syntax highlighting, autocomplete, line numbering and a functional plugin system.

Document files
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Caditor Encrypted Document related extensions:
Caditor Document

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cae file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cae files. Be especially cautious with .cae files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cae file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cae file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ace, ae, ca, ca3, cad, caf, car, cas, caw, ce, cea, cqe, cwe, cxe, cze

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cae filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cae:

Initial Telnet Cache
Oracle Documaker CAR Archive
Quest Compiled Adventure Game
Delphi Install Disk Data
WinAce Archive
CryENGINE Character Animation Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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