The File Extensions Database


.LIN File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What is an .LIN file?

.LIN is AutoCAD linetype definition

The lin file extension is mostly related to Autodesk AutoCAD, a CAD software for Windows and Apple Mac.

These files contain linetype definitions of 3D objects in a text format. You can import additional linetypes to your drawings.


How to open:

You can import linetype defintions to AutoCAD and possibly other CAD programs that support this file type.

How to convert:

A conversion of this file type is unlikely.

How to solve problems with LIN files

  • Associate the LIN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any LIN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.LIN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the LIN file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .LIN is AutoCAD linetype definition. Because only the current version supports the latest LIN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .LIN is AutoCAD linetype definition update.
  • To make sure that your LIN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.