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File Type 1Pattern File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Bitmap image used as a pattern that can be imported into multiple graphics programs; typically a square file that may be 8x8 pixels to 256x256 pixels in size; repeats to fill an area with the pattern; often used for creating a textured background.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Adobe Photoshop CC
ACD Systems Canvas 15
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Corel Presentations X7
GIMP
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe Photoshop CC
GIMP
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP
Updated 2/20/2014

File Type 2AutoCAD Hatch Pattern File

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
4.0 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryCAD Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

CAD file used by AutoCAD, a professional CAD drawing application; stores a hatch pattern which can be used to texturize or fill an area; helps give a material appearance (e.g., brick, aluminum, glass, or plastic) to drawn objects.

More Information

Hatch patterns are vector-based and are written in a plain text format. Consult the AutoCAD documentation to learn the syntax used for writing hatch patterns.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
Updated 3/23/2012

File Type 3DiskStation Manager Installation File

DeveloperSynology
Popularity
3.5 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategorySystem Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

System file used by DiskStation Manager (DSM), the operating system used for Synology NAS devices; contains the files required to install or update the low-level operating system software that runs the device; can be used from the DSM Control Panel by choosing "DSM Update" and then the "Manual Update" option.

More Information

PAT files are also used by Synology Assistant, a program used for installing firmware onto DSM devices. During the DSM device setup process, the Synology Assistant requests the PAT installation file for the device. You can retrieve the PAT file from your Synology installation CD or from the Synology download center.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Synology Assistant
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Synology Assistant
Linux LogoLinux
Synology Assistant
Updated 7/27/2011

File Type 4CorelDRAW Pattern File

DeveloperCorel
Popularity
3.5 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Vector pattern used by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, a suite of programs that includes both raster and vector graphics editing applications; saves a pattern that can be repeated within a vector image or page layout document; often used for applying background textures.

More Information

Corel CONNECT, a graphics content browsing application included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, provides a graphics content package that includes several vector patterns, which can be included in images or documents.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
Updated 3/22/2012

File Type 53D Patch File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.3 (4 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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Category3D Image Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

3D model file typically created by CAD programs; contains patches, which store the three-dimensional geometry as rectangular meshes; differs from other formats that use single vertices to store 3D shapes.

More Information

PAT files use a format similar to .3DA files.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
AeroHydro SurfaceWorks
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
Updated 8/24/2015

File Type 6Gravis UltraSound GF1 Patch File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
2.2 (5 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryAudio Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Instrument patch file containing voices that can be played back by Gravis GF1-based sound cards; supports up to 16 waveforms per instrument, but does not support multiple layers.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Gravis GIPC (Gravis to InterWave Patch Converter)
FMJ-Software Awave Studio
Updated 12/4/2006

File Type 7Kega Fusion Cheats File

DeveloperKega Fusion
Popularity
1.0 (3 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGame Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Cheat codes file used by Kega Fusion, an emulator for the Sega MegaDrive (a.k.a. Sega Genesis) console system; saved in a plain text format and contains cheat codes for Sega games; can be referred to as a "patch" file.

Program(s) that open .PAT files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Kega Fusion
Updated 4/29/2013