What is a .CKT File And How To Open It – Altium (Easy Steps)


Have you came across a file with the .ckt extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ckt file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CKT file?

The .CKT file extension is from CircuitMaker File. The creator of this file extension is Altium. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ckt file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CKT file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CKT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CKT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ckt file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Altium Designer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Altium Designer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CKT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Altium Designer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CKT file?

If you are still unable to open the .CKT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CKT file.ckt – Kubotek. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CKT file with the Altium Designer program on Windows.