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CDL file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .cdl file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .cdl file?
  • What program do I need to open a .cdl file?
  • How can the .cdl file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .cdl files to another format?

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2 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

✅ Common Data Form Language File

CDL file is a Common Data Form Language File. CDL (network Common Data form Language) provides a convenient way of describing netCDF datasets in ASCII form. NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a machine-independent, self-describing, binary data format standard for exchanging scientific data.
Category: Data files
Application: NetCDF Operator
Mime-type: application/x-netcdf
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✅ Maxon Cinema 4D Plugin

CDL file is a Maxon Cinema 4D Plugin. Maxon Cinema 4D is a flexible and powerful modeling, animation, and rendering tool.
CDL format description not yet available
Category: Other files
Application: Maxon Cinema 4D
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
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Maxon Cinema 4D Object

Maxon Cinema 4D Catalog

Maxon Cinema 4D Preset Library

Maxon Cinema 4D Layout Data

Maxon Cinema 4D Update Data

Maxon Cinema 4D Library

Maxon Cinema 4D Project

Maxon Cinema 4D 64-bit Plugin

✅ CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File

CADL file is a CADKEY CAD Advanced Design Language File. CADKEY was the premier 2D CAD Software system in the 1990’s. It was also the first 3D CAD system to run on a Personal Computer.
CADL format description not yet available
Category: Document files
Application: CADKEY
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
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Other types of files may also use the .cdl file extension.

🚫 The .cdl file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ccl, cd, cd1, cdi, cdk, cdm, cdo, cdp, cel, cfl, cl, cld, crl, csl, cvl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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🔴 Can't open a .cdl 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .cdl file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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