Files that contain the MOD extension are associated with more than one dozen programs and applications and various file types. Some of the primary programs and applications include ArchiCAD, GRUB, Amiga, FORTRAN, and ProModel. MOD files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the file extension MOD is related to ArchiCAD, it is a plugin file type that extends the capability of the ArchiCAD software application. ArchiCAD is Computer Aided Design software produced by GRAPHISOFT that provides a way to create, share, and locate custom Building Information Modeling (BIM) components.
MOD files that are created with GRUB are a system file type that is used to load and pass control to the kernel software for the Linux operating system and UNIX-based systems. GRUB stands for Grand Unified Bootloader which runs whenever you start up a Linux or UNIX-based PC. GRUB is part of the GNU Foundation Project.
If MOD files are associated with Amiga, the files are an audio file type used with the Amiga Music Module. MOD files contain sound clips that describe the sound that each musical instrument produces when musical scores are played back through the software application. The files also contain MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capabilities which allow you to connect a musical instrument to the software application. Amiga is a music module which provides a way to compose, arrange, and playback music scores.
MOD file extensions that are created with FORTRAN are a source code file type used by developers. This type of MOD file describes program files that are created using FORTRAN, which is a programming language used by programmers and developers. The language creates a series of modules which are then merged together for other programs to reference.
MOD files associated with ProModel are a graphics and data file type that contains charts, graphs, mathematical calculations, analysis data, and other elements used for manufacturing and logistics. ProModel Optimization Software Suite is an application used to create simulation technology to aid in decision making in the manufacturing industry.
How to Open MOD Files
Since MOD 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. MOD files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the MOD files are associated with ArchiCAD, you must use the ArchiCAD program to open them. ArchiCAD is available on the GRAPHISOFT website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
MOD files created with GRUB are a file type that typically should not be opened manually, especially if you do not understand source code. If you are a developer, source code is typically written in plain text, which allows you to open and view the contents of the MOD file using a text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
If the MOD files are related to Amiga and you use Windows, you can open them using MODPlug Player or Null Soft Winamp Media Player. You can also use XMPlay or KMPlayer to open MOD files in Windows. For Mac OS X, you can open MOD files using XimpleMOD, Player Pro or VideoLAN VLC Media Player, which is available as a free download on the VideoLAN website and is also compatible with Windows and the Linux operating system.
MOD files created with FORTRAN are a file type that typically should not be opened manually, especially if you do not understand source code. If you are a developer, source code is typically written in plain text, so you can open and view the contents of a MOD file using any text editing program mentioned above.
If the file extension MOD is created by ProModel, you should use the ProModel Optimization Software Suite to open the files. ProModel is available on the ProModel website.