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DRL file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.drl - Excellon Drill File

DRL file is an Excellon Drill File. Excellon file is a text-based file format which is used to control the actions of a CNC drilling machine, commonly used in the drilling of printed circuit boards (PCB).

.drl file format description:
DRL format description not yet available
Data files
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Excellon Drill File related links:
Excellon Drill File related extensions:
Excellion Drill File
Gerber Data Object

.drl - Altium Binary Drill File

DRL file is an Altium Binary Drill File. Altium Designer is a unified electronics design solution.

.drl file format description:
DRL format
Altium Designer
Data files
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Altium Binary Drill File related links:
Altium Binary Drill File related extensions:
Altium Designer Aperture Library Data
Altium Designer Component Library
Altium Designer Database Library
Altium Designer Database Link
Protel 99SE Design Database
Altium Drill Report File

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

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

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

rl, crl, frl, dtl, dro, drk, dr, dl, wrl, dfl, rrl, ddl, rdl, erl, drp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Certificate Revocation List
Erlang Source Code
Race Studio 2 Downloaded Files
FLEXnet Manager Debug Log
C64 Doodle Image
Data Definition Language File

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