MCS file format description

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

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

8 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mcs - Maximal Compressed Structure

The MCS data files are related to HighChem Structure Editor. The MCS file is a Maximal Compressed Structure. It is a proprietary format for HighChem Structure Editor. Structure Editor is a full-featured structure drawing tool for editing, importing, exporting and checking chemical structures.

Application:HighChem Structure Editor
Category:Data files
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Maximal Compressed Structure related extensions:

  • mgz Compressed MGH MRI Data
  • dil WordExpress DIL Data
  • rnt RightNote Notebook
  • tp2 WeiDU Resource Pack
  • prg PC-DMIS Part Program
  • bgf Zemax Binary Glass Catalog

.mcs - ModelCHECK Start Config

The MCS configuration files are related to Pro/ENGINEER ModelCHECK. The MCS file is a ModelCHECK Start Config. Start config file is used to specify the start part information for which ModelCHECK checks. ModelCHECK is a software productivity tool add-on for Pro/ENGINEER. It analyzes parts, drawings and assemblies, and recommends proper Pro/ENGINEER modeling techniques.

Application:Pro/ENGINEER ModelCHECK
Category:Configuration files
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ModelCHECK Start Config related extensions:

  • hca HAHTsite CGI Alias Data
  • aliases LabVIEW IP Adresses Map
  • seb Safe Exam Browser Configuration
  • zprf ZipIt Preferences Data
  • tsi NI Traktor Settings File
  • gwf GeneWeb Configuration Data

.mcs - Intel MCS-86 Hexadecimal Object

The MCS data files are related to Xilinx iMPACT. The MCS file is a Intel MCS-86 Hexadecimal Object. The MCS can be loaded to the PROM (non-volatile memory) via JTAG with iMPACT or other programming tool.

Application:Xilinx iMPACT
Category:Data files
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Intel MCS-86 Hexadecimal Object related extensions:

  • fppiclib Microsoft Frontpage Picture Library
  • tcusrfrms TestComplete User Forms Project Data
  • psivec SUPPA diffSplice Output Data
  • oet eSignal Order Entry Ticket Data
  • qbj Intuit QuickBooks Journal Data
  • nksf Native Kontrol Standard Presets Library

.mcs - Mimics Project

The MCS project files are related to Mimics. The MCS file is a Mimics Project. Mimics is a medical 3D image-based engineering software that efficiently takes you from image to 3D model and allows you to scale from R&D to high-volume clinical operation.

Category:Project files
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Mimics Project related extensions:

  • asmproj Atmel Studio Assembler Project
  • cin Calculux Indoor Project
  • qproj FreeQ IDE Project
  • sqbpro SQLite Browser Project
  • kpb AMX KeypadBuilder Project
  • mla Milestones Professional 2006 Project

.mcs - HalfLife MapCycle Editor Data

The MCS data files are related to HalfLife MapCycle Editor. The MCS file is a HalfLife MapCycle Editor Data. HalfLife MapCycle Editor is a program that allows users to modify the map cycles in Half-Life game. The HalfLife MapCycle Editor seems to be no longer supported.

Application:HalfLife MapCycle Editor
Category:Data files
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HalfLife MapCycle Editor Data related extensions:

  • pmx Scorelib Parameter MatriX Data
  • hfo Pinnacle Hollywood FX Object
  • bsch Bartco VMS Message Schedule Data
  • box VTrain Box Data
  • eti ETI Stream
  • amf ADRIFT Module File

.mcs - Pro/ENGINEER ModelCheck Start Configuration Data

The MCS data files are related to Pro/ENGINEER. The MCS file is a Pro/ENGINEER ModelCheck Start Configuration Data. Pro/ENGINEER is a 3D-CAD application by Parametric Technology Corporation.

Category:Data files
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Pro/ENGINEER ModelCheck Start Configuration Data related extensions:

  • fpz IBM Rational Focal Point Data
  • init WebMoney Keeper CLASSIC Temporary Keys Data
  • htpl IBM Rational Application Developer WebContent Theme
  • rsf WAsP Resource Data
  • upd ProUpdater Per-directory Settings Data
  • drl Excellon Drill File

.mcs - Mathcad Image Data

The MCS data files are related to Mathcad. The MCS file is a Mathcad Image Data. Mathcad is desktop software for performing and documenting engineering and scientific calculations.

Category:Data files
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Mathcad Image Data related extensions:

  • hbk Mathcad Handbook Document
  • mcc Mathcad Configuration Data
  • mcd Mathcad Document
  • mcf Mathcad Font Data
  • mcp Mathcad Printer Driver
  • wmc Mathcad Backup Data

.mcs - The Only Sheet Settings Data

The MCS document files are related to The Only Sheet. The MCS file is a The Only Sheet Data Sheet. The Only Sheet is a character sheet workbook that's powered by Excel.

Application:The Only Sheet
Category:Document files
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The Only Sheet Settings Data related extensions:

  • pve GoBe Productive Document
  • dmmt iMindQ Mind Map Template
  • clarify Clarify Document
  • vxs VX Show-n-Tell Slideshow
  • ppp Serif PagePlus Publication
  • cwf CorelDraw Workspace

Be careful.

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

Can't open a .mcs 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 .mcs file

To set the .mcs 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 .mcs file association. Many applications can open .mcs files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .mcs 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:

cms, cs, hcs, jcs, kcs, lcs, mc, mc5, mcc, mce, mcq, mcw, mcx, mcz, mds

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .mcs 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 .mcs:

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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