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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:
SymbianOS Resource Header
SymbianOS Pre-processed Resource
XML User Interface Language File
Microsoft Windows Provisioning XML Data
Rhino Compiled Javascript
BREW MP Binary Application Resource

.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.

Game Data files
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Quake 3D Model Data related extensions:
Quake Map Data
Quake Engine Data

.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:
STAR-CD v4 Solver Ready Geometry Data
STAR-CD v4 Results Data
STAR-CD v4 Transient Data
STAR-CD v3 Solver Ready Geometry Data
STAR-CD v3 Results Data
STAR-CD v3 Transient Results Data

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.

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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Operating systems

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