Files with model extension can be often found as 3D models or parts prepared and saved using the CATIA V4 CAD application.

There are 3 other file types using
the MODEL file extension!

empty icon.model - Ribbons model

empty icon.model - Warhammer 40k Dawn of War 2 3D model

model icon.model - Stronghold 3 model

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MODEL file extension - CATIA V4 model

What is model file? How to open model files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

File extension model is most likely best know for its use for model files from CATIA V4 (Computer Aided Three dimensional Interactive Application) software by Dassault Systemes. Contains 3D model or part.

The default software associated to open model file:

CATIA icon

Dassault Systèmes S.A. logoCATIA  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Dassault Systèmes S.A.

PLM/CAD/CAM/CAE software suite used to create virtual 3D models, developed by Dassault Systèmes S.A. for Microsoft Windows. CATIA is written in the Fortran and C programming languages.

CATIA delivers the unique ability not only to model any product, but to do so in the context of its real-life behavior: design in the age of experience. Systems architects, engineers, designers and all contributors can define, imagine and shape the connected world.

Help how to open:

Use CATIA to work with the .model files.

How to convert:

Use Catia to export the .model files into another file format However, plenty of other 3D modeling / CAD tools nowadays support CATIA formats.

Find conversions from model file:

model to catpart

model to dwg

model to dxf

model to iges

model to obj

model to pdf

model to step

Find converter to model file type:

3dxml to model

catpart to model

dlv to model

jt to model

prt to model

step to model

stp to model

File identification strings:

HEX code: 43 41 54 49 41

List of software applications associated to the .model 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 model file, edit model file, convert model file, view model file, play model 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 model files.

Software that open model file - CATIA V4 model

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with model file by default:
CATIA small icon CATIA
Other suggested software:
Solid Edge small icon Solid Edge

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