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.LAY File Extension

File Type 1Tecplot Layout File

DeveloperTecplot
Popularity
3.8 (9 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a LAY file?

Diagram layout file created by Tecplot, a scientific computation and visualization program; saves the visual layout of a plot (.PLT file) in the workspace; contains instructions for how to display the plot as well as settings that define each frame's appearance.

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LAY files also include page layout information and color spectrum properties.

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Programs that open LAY files
Windows
Tecplot 360
Mac
Tecplot 360
Linux
Tecplot 360
Updated 3/17/2015

File Type 2DVD Studio Pro Layout File

DeveloperApple
Popularity
3.5 (4 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.LAY File Association 2

File created by DVD Studio Pro, a program used to author DVDs; contains metadata internal to DVD Studio Pro and the DVD project; typically stored within the VIDEO_TS directory of a DVD project.

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NOTE: DVD Studio Pro does not write LAY files to discs when burning them. If you burn the DVD project using another program, you should make sure to exclude the LAY files.

Programs that open LAY files
Updated 4/20/2010

File Type 3MAME Layout File

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
3.0 (2 Votes)
CategorySettings 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.

.LAY File Association 3

Layout file used by MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator), a program used to play emulated arcade games; contains layout settings that describe how to arrange different objects for a game.

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Layout files are used for placing artwork graphics as well as the active game window within MAME.

Programs that open LAY files
Windows
MAME
Updated 4/20/2010

File Type 4Rhino 3D Layer State File

DeveloperRhin
Popularity
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategorySettings Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.LAY File Association 4

File created by Rhinocerous 3D, a program used for three-dimensional modeling; stores the state of a layer, which contains a grouping of 3D objects and their properties; used to save and load specific layer settings.

More Information

All objects within a layer can be modified together. For example, users can change the wireframe and color together, as well as turn on and off all objects within a layer.

Programs that open LAY files
Windows
McNeel Rhino
Updated 4/20/2010

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