CDL file format description

Many people often share .cdl 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 .cdl files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cdl files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cdl files.

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

8 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cdl - Common Data Form Language File

The CDL data files are related to NetCDF Operator. The CDL file is a Common Data Form Language File. CDL (network Common Data form Language) provides a convenient way of describing netCDF datasets in ASCII form. NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a machine-independent, self-describing, binary data format standard for exchanging scientific data.

Application:NetCDF Operator
Category:Data files
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Common Data Form Language File related extensions:

  • mmd mAirList Metadata
  • ssc Autodesk Simulation Mechanical Surface Contact Data
  • clu Clusse Node Data
  • pev POSE Palm Event Data
  • lpv Lasergraph DSP Laser Show Preview Data
  • dbmg Netscape Navigator History Data

.cdl - Maxon Cinema 4D Plugin

The CDL other files are related to Maxon Cinema 4D. The CDL file is a Maxon Cinema 4D Plugin. Maxon Cinema 4D is a flexible and powerful modeling, animation, and rendering tool.

Application:Maxon Cinema 4D
Category:Other files
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Maxon Cinema 4D Plugin related extensions:

  • zlj ZoneAlarm MailSafe Renamed MSC File
  • downloading Pando Incomplete Download
  • kxa kX Project Add-on
  • pim Avid Pro Tools Plugin Map
  • ggm GapGun Pro Software Update Script
  • mailplanelicense Mailplane License Data

.cdl - Circuit Description Language Data

The CDL document files are related to Cadence Design System. The CDL file is a Circuit Description Language Data. Circuit Description Language is a kind of netlist, a description of an electronic circuit.

Application:Cadence Design System
Category:Document files
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Circuit Description Language Data related extensions:

  • gds SmartWare Scientific Graph Definition File
  • pmx Pegasus Mail Outgoing Final Message
  • xfp Microsoft InfoPath Property Promotion
  • hwdt Thinkfree Office NEO Word Template
  • slddwg SolidWorks 2D Vector Drawing
  • dwfdot Altium Designer Draftsman Document Template

.cdl - SignLab Vector Graphics Data

The CDL document files are related to SignLab. The CDL file is a SignLab Vector Graphics Data. SignLab is a design and production workflow technology for signage and large format display-type graphics such as physical signs, labels, decals and display graphics.

Category:Document files
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SignLab Vector Graphics Data related extensions:

  • mgx Micrografx Designer Document
  • embf Janome Memory Craft Embroidery Design
  • glk GenStat ODBC Export Link
  • pxw ProShow Web Archive
  • sxltx Sealed Excel 2007 Template
  • ydb Yutori 7 Document

.cdl - ConceptDraw PRO Library

The CDL data files are related to ConceptDraw PRO. The CDL file is a ConceptDraw PRO Library. ConceptDraw PRO is a tool for managing single or multiple projects.

Application:ConceptDraw PRO
Category:Data files
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ConceptDraw PRO Library related extensions:

  • igm IOCOM Visimeet Data
  • link ARIA Link Data
  • ctf PSP Custom Theme
  • eln Blackboard Collaborate Notes File
  • skr PGP Private Keyring File
  • pspcache Corel Paint Shop Pro Cache

.cdl - NetCDF CDL Metadata

The CDL data files are related to ncview. The CDL file is a NetCDF CDL Metadata. NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.

Category:Data files
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NetCDF CDL Metadata related extensions:

  • cdf netCDF Data

.cdl - CaseWare Working Papers Document

The CDL document files are related to CaseWare Working Papers. The CDL file is a CaseWare Working Papers Document. Caseware Working Papers is a financial management and reporting software package.

Application:CaseWare Working Papers
Category:Document files
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CaseWare Working Papers Document related extensions:

  • frz Accelio FormFlow Locked Document
  • ipdoc InPrint 3 Document
  • prdx SoftMaker Presentations Document
  • assbin Allegorithmic Substance Painter Scene
  • esv Morningstar Principia Stock Research Document
  • fbd FlowBiz Workflow Designer Procedure Document

.cadl - CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File

The CADL document files are related to CADKEY. The CADL file is a CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File. CADKEY was the premier 2D CAD Software system in the 1990’s. It was also the first 3D CAD system to run on a Personal Computer.

Category:Document files
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CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File related extensions:

  • cadl CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File
  • cde CADKEY Dynamic Extension
  • cdk CADKEY Document
  • cdw CADKEY Organized Dialog Data
  • ckd CADKEY Design Document
  • ckt CADKEY Template Document

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .cdl file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .cdl extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .cdl files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .cdl files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .cdl 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .cdl file

To set the .cdl file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .cdl file association. Many applications can open .cdl files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .cdl 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. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ccl, cd, cd1, cdi, cdk, cdm, cdo, cdp, cel, cfl, cl, cld, crl, csl, cvl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cdl 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 .cdl:

Operating systems

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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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