CLIB file format description

Many people share .clib files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .clib file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .clib files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.clib - CATS Library File

The CLIB data files are related to CATS. The CLIB file is a CATS Library File. CATS is a software package which converts semiconductor design data into a useful format for making the circuit templates (also referred to as "photomasks") for semiconductor manufacturing.

Data files
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CATS Library File related extensions:
CATS Flat File
CATS Location File

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

Can't open a .clib 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 .clib file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cib, clb, cli, clkb, flib, lib, slib, vlib

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ICQ Contact List Data
CIRCAD Source Library
ESPL Encrypted Programming File
Verilog Library
QIP Contact List Invisible Data
Code Librarian Database

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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