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AEC files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.aec file type #1: DataCAD drawing

An aec file extension is related to the DataCAD, a modeling tool. An aec file contains CAD drawing.

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The aec file extension is associated with the DataCAD, a modeling tool that allows architects to create architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

The aec file stores drawing created in the DataCAD.

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.aec file type #2: Cinema 4D Adobe After Effects import composition

An aec file extension is related to the Cinema 4D, a 3D rendering tool. An aec file stores video data prepared for Adobe After Effects.

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The aec file extension is associated with the Cinema 4D, a 3D rendering and animation tool and Adobe After Effects digital motion graphics software.

The aec file stores video rendered in the the Cinema 4D and prepared to import in the Adobe After Effects.

To import aec video file to After Effects the Cinema 4D import plug-in must be installed.

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CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering program developed by MAXON

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What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.aec" has the file extension "aec". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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