There are 14 other file types using
the DAT file extension!

empty icon.dat - Program data [common]

dat icon.dat - Video CD MPEG movie MPEG1 [common]

empty icon.dat - Game data [common]

empty icon.dat - Sony Digital Audio Tape

dat icon.dat - Microsoft Internet Explorer cache

dat icon.dat - SPOT image format

empty icon.dat - Unreal Tournament game data

dat icon.dat - Nero BackItUp drive image

empty icon.dat - Shareaza thumbnail

empty icon.dat - Thumbnail cache

empty icon.dat - SWAT database

empty icon.dat - Barudan Embroidery format

empty icon.dat - Bitcoin wallet

empty icon.dat - Prince of Persia game data

DAT file extension - Tecplot ASCII data

What is dat file? How to open dat files?

The dat file extension is associated with Tecplot, a a family of visualization software tools developed by Tecplot, Inc.

The *.dat file contains text (ASCII) data from which the program can generate 3D data. Sometimes can also be found with TEC file extension.

These files can be converted to standard binary PLT format used by TecPlot with preplot.exe program located in the /bin folder inside the program folder. They can also be loaded directly to Tecplot and exported to another format.

The default software associated to open dat file:

Tecplot 360 icon

Tecplot 360  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Tecplot, Inc.

Tecplot 360 is numerical simulation and CFD visualization software that combines vital engineering plotting with data visualization into one application.

Related articles:

How to open DAT files

Help how to open:

Tecplot can open this type of *.dat files.

How to convert:

Use preplot.exe bundled together with Tecplot to convert it to a binary *.plt file from it.

List of software applications associated to the .dat file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dat file, edit dat file, convert dat file, view dat file, play dat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dat files.

Software that open dat file - Tecplot ASCII data

Programs supporting the exension dat on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Tecplot 360 for open dat file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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