Files that contain the PCF extension are associated with multiple programs and applications which include Cisco VPN, PaintCAD, and Pro/Engineer. PCF files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the PCF file is related to Cisco VPN, the files are a configuration file type that contains data used to configure login procedures for a Virtual Private Network. The files can also contain commands that network administrators use to configure remote devices to a Cisco VPN. Virtual Private Networks are used by enterprises and remote workers to secure the transmission of data by telecommuters and mobile employees.
The file extension PCF associated with PaintCAD is an image file type that contains bitmaps, images, and wallpaper used to customize mobile phones equipped with Java. PaintCAD is a drawing application designed for mobile devices and can also run on a PC as long as it has the latest version of Java installed in the operating system.
PCF files which are created by Pro/Engineer contain data related to charts, tables, graphs, and other information that is used for engineering analysis. Pro/Engineer is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program which provides productivity tools for electromechanical design.
How to Open PCF Files
Since PCF 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 or mobile device. PCF files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file for you.
PCF files created by Cisco VPN must be opened using the Cisco VPN Profile Configuration software application. You can also choose to convert this type of PCF file to another format using a PCF file conversion program or an online conversion website.
There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download from websites such as CNET, or you can choose to convert a PCF file using an online conversion website such as Zamzar, which will perform free file conversions for you as long as the content is not copyright protected or encrypted. Simply log onto the website, browse for the PCF file, choose the new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.
If the PCF file is related to PaintCAD, you can use the PaintCAD program to open and view its contents. PaintCAD is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux and is available as a freeware download from the Brothersoft Mobile App Store.
If the PCF file is a Pro/Engineer file extension, then it is necessary to use the Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 to open and view its contents. This program is available on the PTC website and is compatible with Windows, Linux and UNIX.