There are 2 other file types using
the HIF file extension!

hif file icon.hif - Quicken Online file

hif file icon.hif - Diablo: Hellfire item file

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HIF file extension - Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi information file

What is hif file? How to open hif files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

hif file icon: hif filetype icon

The Heidi Development Kit is Autodesk's powerful solution for developing graphics intensive software, 3D, and hardcopy output. Using the Heidi Development Kit, programmers can enhance the speed and efficiency of their software programs to display and output information - such as hardcopy, web development, rendering, panning, zooming, visualization, lighting, shading, viewing, and modeling.

Heidi is a primary component in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk Design Review (formerly DWF Composer), Autodesk DWF™ Viewer, and the HDI hardcopy development system and is used by manufacturers, software developers, and driver writers worldwide.

The default software associated to hif file type:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo AutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets and extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. You can easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data that your customers require.

3ds Max (3D Studio Max) icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

3D Studio Max (3ds Max) is widely-used 3D animation software for professionals. It contains modeling capabilities, flexible plug-in architecture, scripting language, etc. It is mostly used by computer game developers. It is also used to create movie visual effects. 3ds Max is only for Microsoft Windows.

Help how to open HIF files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension HIF:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .hif file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open hif file, edit hif file, convert hif file, view hif file, play hif file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others hif file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with hif file - Autodesk AutoCAD Heidi information file

Click on the software link for more information about AutoCAD. AutoCAD uses hif 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 hif file by default:
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
3ds Max (3D Studio Max) small icon 3ds Max (3D Studio Max)

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