SYM file format description

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

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

7 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.sym - Lotus Freelance Graphics Symbol

The SYM graphic files are related to Lotus SmartSuite. The SYM file is a Lotus Freelance Graphics Symbol. Lotus Freelance Graphics is an information graphics and presentation program developed by Lotus Software. Lotus Freelance Graphics is a part of the Lotus SmartSuite.

Application:Lotus SmartSuite
Category:Graphic files
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Lotus Freelance Graphics Symbol related extensions:

  • kraw Mac OS X Kernel Loadable RAW Image
  • sge Atari 8-bit Semi-Graphic Logos Editor Image
  • fbm Fuzzy Pixmap Manipulation Image
  • pics Apple QuickDraw PICT Drawing Sequence
  • ssi SriSun Image
  • tne Manga Studio Tone

.sym - VariCAD Symbol Library

The SYM data files are related to VariCAD. The SYM file is a VariCAD Symbol Library. VariCAD is a computer program for 3D/2D CAD and mechanical engineering. SYM symbol libraries containing 2D symbols.

Category:Data files
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VariCAD Symbol Library related extensions:

  • bkb VariCAD Block File
  • dwb VariCAD 2D/3D Document

.sym - gEDA Symbol Data

The SYM data files are related to gEDA. The SYM file is a gEDA Symbol Data. GEDA is a set of software applications (CAD tools) used for electronic design released under the GPL.

Category:Data files
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gEDA Symbol Data related extensions:

  • sch gEDA Schematic Data

.sym - Borland C++ Precompiled Header

The SYM development files are related to Borland C++. The SYM file is a Borland C++ Precompiled Header. Borland C++ is a C and C++ programming IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows.

Application:Borland C++
Category:Development files
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Borland C++ Precompiled Header related extensions:

  • doh Geoworks GEOS Dependency Information
  • crf µVision Cross-Reference Data
  • bdcr Microsoft Visual Studio BDC Resource Data
  • dip Crestron SIMPL IP Table Data
  • jacl IBM WebSphere Server ACL Script
  • dso Visual Studio Workspace Data

.sym - Vector CAD Variables Data

The SYM data files are related to Vector CAD. The SYM file is a Vector CAD Variables Data. Vector CAD is a nurbs based, 3D wire frame and surface design program.

Application:Vector CAD
Category:Data files
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Vector CAD Variables Data related extensions:

  • key Windows Registry Key Data
  • lad Daylon Leveller Animation
  • d2ct Disinfectant for Mac Data
  • lob IBM DB2 Large Object Data
  • pmp Pegasus Mail Notepad Data
  • btx SmartWare Textfile Backup

.sym - TatukGIS Symbols Data

The SYM gis files are related to TatukGIS. The SYM file is a TatukGIS Symbols Data. TatukGIS is a GIS development toolkit. TTKGP file is a TatukGIS specific file which organizes all the layers of a GIS project and holds all the visual layer properties relating to the rendered appearance of each map layer.

Category:GIS files
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TatukGIS Symbols Data related extensions:

  • tpl TatukGIS Editor Print Template
  • ttkgp TatukGIS Project

.sym - PTC Creo Drawing Symbol Data

The SYM data files are related to PTC Creo. The SYM file is a PTC Creo Drawing Symbol Data. PTC Creo is a scalable, interoperable suite of product design software.

Application:PTC Creo
Category:Data files
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PTC Creo Drawing Symbol Data related extensions:

  • acdb Android Audio Calibration Database
  • edat2 E-Prime E-DataAid 2.x File
  • bswx BIMReview 3D Model Data
  • vxr VCDEasy Data
  • dbheader Download Boost Header Data
  • dam DAME Project

Be careful.

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

Can't open a .sym 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 .sym file

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

The .sym 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:

cym, sgm, shm, sm, stm, sum, sy, syh, syj, syk, syl, syn, ym, ysm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .sym 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 .sym:

Operating systems

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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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