Files that contain the PLT extension are associated with more than one dozen programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications can include AutoCAD, EPOC, HPGL, and Windows Update. PLT files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the PLT file is related AutoCAD, it is a vector graphics file type that contains illustrations, geometric shapes, objects, mathematical calculations, and other elements you typically use with a Computer Aided Design program. AutoCAD is a Computer Aided Design development platform which allows you to create product designs for a variety of different industries.
PLT files created by EPOC are a system file type that contains a group of files which are used with PC operating systems. In the case of EPOC, PLT files are associated with Symbian OS, which was formerly the EPOC operating system developed for portable devices and PDAs. Symbian OS is an operating system that is now operated by Nokia, a maker of smartphones and portable devices.
If the PLT file is associated with Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (HPGL), the file is a graphics file type that contains graphic image data, text, and geometric shapes. HGPL is the standard language used for HP printer controls for creating plotter documents. The file enables plotter documents to be printed in different sizes without sacrificing quality.
Windows Update PLT files are a various data file type which contains data related to the functionality of many applications in the Windows operating system. The files are used with Windows Update which provides software application updates and security patches for programs that run on Windows.
How to Open PLT Files
Since PLT 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. PLT files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the PLT files are associated with AutoCAD, you can open them using the AutoCAD program, which is compatible with Windows and available for download on the Autodesk website. You can also use ArtCut, which is graphic design software available on the LaserPrint.It website.
PLT files that are created by EPOC must be opened on mobile devices which run on Symbian OS. This includes all mobile devices which are produced by Nokia.
If the PLT files are created by HPGL and you use Windows, you can open them with CADSoftTools ABViewer or CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6. Other programs that will open PLT files in Windows include Corel WordPerfect Office X6 and AutoCAD 2013. For Mac OS X, you can use IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v6 or vhf interservice Cenon, which is also compatible with the Linux operating system.
PLT files which are classified as a Windows Update file can be opened using the Windows operating system. The method for opening this type of PLT file will depend upon the application it is associated with.