.LIA File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .LIA extension:

P-CAD ASCII Library file

P-CAD ASCII Library file
  • Developer P-CAD
  • Popularity
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  • Category CAD Files
  • Format Text

A LIA file is a library file saved in the P-CAD ASCII format. It contains a library of CAD schematic design patterns and symbols in plain text format. LIA files are the ASCII version of LIB P-CAD Binary library files.

The P-CAD ASCII format was developed by P-CAD, short for Personal CAD Systems, a program popular in the 1980s. It was later acquired by several different companies until Altium acquired it in 2000. P-CAD was then retired in 2006. P-CAD had a large segment of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) users with programs specializing in logic simulation, schematic capture, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout design.

The P-CAD ASCII format is used to contain the same libraries as the P-CAD Binary format but is saved in text format instead of binary format. You can use the Import Wizard included with Altium Designer to open LIA files.

Software's name License Platforms
Altium Designer Altium Designer Commercial Windows

Updated: February 12, 2018

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