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ELE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ele - Zemax Element Drawing Settings

The ELE data files are related to ZEMAX. ELE file is a Zemax Element Drawing Settings. ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications.

Data files
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Zemax Element Drawing Settings related extensions:
Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
Zemax Annotations Data
Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
Zemax Scattering Distribution Data
Zemax Configuration Data

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

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

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

dle, ee, eel, el, el3, eld, elf, elr, els, le, rle, sle

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Autodesk 3D Studio MAX Export Plugin
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Executable and Linkable Format File
EasyLanguage Storage
EasyLanguage Document

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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