The file extension APM is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Aldus Placeable, but the file extension can also be created with AutoPlay Media Studio, Pro/ENGINEER, Alphacam, or Adobe Authorware. APM files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the APM file is related to Aldus Placeable, it is categorized as an image file type which contains raster, vector, and bitmap images as well as metafile header data. APM files are used with the Windows operating system and are commonly referred as an Aldus Placeable Metafile, which is a format used with metafile functions for various Windows applications. An Aldus Placeable Metafile is developed by Adobe Systems. In order to use the file with Windows functions, the metafile header must be removed using the Wmapmf executable program in Windows.
APM files which are created with AutoPlay Media Studio are defined as a configuration file type that stores settings and configurations for running the AutoPlay Media Studio software application. It is an application developed by IndigoRose Corporation which provides a set of tools for creating autorun menus, interactive presentations, and other multimedia applications.
APM files which are part of Pro/ENGINEER are a configuration file type that contains settings and configurations used for running the Pro/ENGINEER software application. Pro/ENGINEER is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program which provides productivity tools for electromechanical design.
APM files which are part of Alphacam are a CAD file type that contains designs, illustrations, mathematical calculations, and other elements used in the woodworking industry. Alphacam is a Computer Aided Design program produced by Planit which is used to create designs for woodworking projects.
If the file extension APM is related to Adobe Authorware, it is a data file type which contains media application projects created with the Authorware software application. Adobe Authorware is a visual authoring solution created by Adobe Systems which provides a set of tools for creating media applications for the Internet, CD/DVD, and corporate uses.
How to Open APM Files
Since the APM file extension is associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. APM files vary in content, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
APM files which are defined as an Aldus Placeable Metafile can be opened using the Microsoft Windows operating system. If you want to open and view the contents of the file, you can use ImageConverter Plus, which is an image conversion software application available on the ImageConverter Plus website. ImageConverter Plus is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
Aldus Placeable Metafiles can also be opened and edited using a cross platform application such as GIMP. GIMP is an open source image editing application available as a free download on the GIMP.org website. GIMP is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
If the file extension APM is related to AutoPlay Media Studio, you can open the file using AutoPlayMedia Studio 8.1 which is available as a paid download on the IndigoRose Software Design website. AutoPlay Media Studio is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
APM files which are a Pro/ENGINEER file can be opened using the Pro/ENGINEER software application. Pro/ENGINEER is available as a 30-day free trial on the PTC website and is compatible with Windows, Linux and UNIX.
If the file extension APM is created with Alphacam, the file can be opened using the Alphacam Computer Aided Design program. Alphacam is available on the Alphacam website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
APM files which are part of Adobe Authorware can be opened using the Mac version of the Authorware software application. APM files are only created with the Mac version which can be obtained for download on the Adobe website. Adobe Authorware is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.