MDL file format description
Many people share .mdl files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .mdl file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .mdl files.
4 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.mdl - Simulink Model
The MDL document files are related to Simulink. MDL file is a Simulink Model. Mathworks Simulink is a platform for multidomain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic systems.
- Document files
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- Simulink Model related extensions:
- Simulink Protected Model
.mdl - Valve Source Model Data
The MDL development files are related to Valve Source SDK. MDL file is a Valve Source Model Data. MDL is the extension for Source's proprietary model format. It defines the structure of the model along with animation, bounding box, hit box, material, mesh and LOD information. The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. It debuted in October 2004 with Half-Life 2.
- Valve Source SDK
- Development files
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- Valve Source Model Data related extensions:
.mdl - Quake 3D Model Data
The MDL game data files are related to Quake. MDL file is a Quake 3D Model Data. Quake is a first person shooter that was released by id Software in 1996 and the first game in the popular Quake series of video games.
.mdl - STAR-CD v4 Model Data
The MDL data files are related to STAR-CD. MDL file is a STAR-CD v4 Model Data. STAR-CD is a general purpose CFD code system for the calculation of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and chemical reaction in industry and the environment.
- Data files
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- STAR-CD v4 Model Data related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .mdl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .mdl files. Be especially cautious with .mdl files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .mdl 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .mdl file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
mld, mdp, jdl, mdk, mcl, mxl, dl, mfl, mdm, mdi, md, ndl, ldl, mwl, msl
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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