Files that contain the extension LIB are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Generic Data Library, Finale NotePad, AS/400, Sage MAS 90, and OrCAD. LIB files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension LIB is related to Generic Data Library, it is a data file type that contains information related to a variety of different programs. The content is relevant to the program or application the LIB file is associated with and can contain functions, text, media, and objects which are used with the program.
If the LIB file extension is created by Finale, it is a data file type which contains staff structures, notations, key signatures, clefs, graphics, barlines, and other data that is used to create musical compositions and orchestral scores. Finale is a comprehensive music composition program which allows you to write and arrange music using the software program.
LIB files created by AS/400 are data file types which contain programming language and information on applications running on midrange server environments. AS/400 servers are commonly used for data warehousing, web applications, ecommerce, and corporate groupware.
LIB files that are created with Sage MAS 90 are data file types which contain information and workflows related to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). Sage MAS 90 is ERP software which uses client/server technology to add ERP capabilities for corporate entities.
If the LIB file is associated with OrCAD, it is a data file type which includes design data, vector graphics, lines, mathematical calculations, circuitry layouts, and other components used for PCB design. Cadence OrCAD is a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design program used by engineers for the manufacturing of circuit boards for a variety of different industries.
How to Open LIB Files
Since LIB files are 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. LIB files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
LIB files that are classified as Generic Data Library files must have the appropriate program installed to open this type of file. Generic LIB files cannot be present without the application that created the file, and this can include a wide variety of programs which are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.
If LIB files are associated with Finale, they can be opened using Finale 2000 or higher, which is compatible with Windows and Mac. Depending upon the contents, LIB files may also be opened using Sibelius, which is a software application for creating musical compositions.
LIB files created by AS/400 can be opened by accessing the database program associated with this type of file. There is a wide variety of database applications that can be used with AS/400. One of the widely used options is Domino, which is accessed using your web browser. Domino is associated with Lotus Notes and is a groupware program installed on AS/400 servers.
LIB files that are associated with Sage MAS 90 require Sage MAS 90 or MAS 100 software in order to open such files. Additionally, the software must be installed on a client server to open and view the contents of Sage MAS 90 LIB files.
If LIB files are created with OrCAD, you must have access to the OrCAD Capture solution. The solution includes System Planner, ActiveParts Portal, Signal Explorer, PCB Engineer, or P Spice A/D.