.CEL File Extension

Bentley Systems
File Type:
MicroStation Cell Library

Having trouble opening .cel extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cel files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cel files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CEL file?

Cel file extension has MicroStation Cell Library file type, developed by Bentley Systems, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

Typically created with MicroStation, the file contains object draft data, such as symbols and geometry. It may be also applied when saving building blocks in order to create some higher-order designs. Users can easily export CEL files to .DXF or .DWG formats via MicroStation.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cel file icon
Bentley Systems
File Type:
MicroStation Cell Library
CAD Files

How to open CEL file?

Double click the cel file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cel extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cel extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cel file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CEL files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cel file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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