Files with ent extension are used by the Brookhaven molecule format. They contain models of molecules. 

There are 5 other file types using
the ENT file extension!

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ENT file extension - Brookhaven PDB molecule file

What is ent file? How to open ent files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The ent file extension is associated with the Brookhaven molecule (Brookhaven PDB file format) format used by specialized chemistry software, like HyperChem, MolMol etc. The .ent file stores model of molecule.

The default software associated to open ent file:

HyperChem picture or screenshot

HyperChem  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Hypercube, Inc.

HyperChem is a sophisticated molecular modeling environment that is known for its quality, flexibility, and ease of use. Uniting 3D visualization and animation with quantum chemical calculations, molecular mechanics, and dynamics, HyperChem puts more molecular modeling tools at your fingertips than any other Windows program.

MolMol picture or screenshot

ETH Zürich logoMolMol  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ETH Zürich

MolMol is a molecular graphics program for displaying, analyzing, and manipulating the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules, with special emphasis on the study of protein or DNA structures determined by NMR.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ent file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ent 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 ent file, edit ent file, convert ent file, view ent file, play ent file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ent file - Brookhaven PDB molecule file

Click on the software link for more information about HyperChem. HyperChem uses ent file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ent file by default:

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