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

ref file icon.ref - Reference file [common]

ref file icon.ref - Ad-Aware signature file

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REF file extension - Pro/ENGINEER temporary file

What is ref file? How to open ref files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

The REF file extension is used for temporary files in Pro/ENGINEER.

Temporary files may be created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication.

The default software associated to ref file type:

Pro/Engineer (Creo Elements/Pro) icon

Parametric Technology Corporation logo Pro/Engineer (Creo Elements/Pro)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Parametric Technology Corporation

Pro/Engineer is integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution used to mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing. First version was released in 1997. Pro/Engineer runs on Microsoft Windows and Unix. In 2010 Pro/Engineer was renamed on Creo Elements/Pro.

Help how to open REF files:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the temporary files, there is usually no way to directly open or access temporary files as their only purpose is to store various temporary informations for the application or operating system.

How to convert file with extension REF:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the temporary files, there is usually no way to convert temporary files into any other file format.

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

  • Others ref file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ref file - Pro/ENGINEER temporary file

Click on the software link for more information about Pro/Engineer (Creo Elements/Pro). Pro/Engineer (Creo Elements/Pro) uses ref 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.).

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