Open AFM File format – Programs, How to view and convert online

The Abassis data files definition and 7 other types and linked programs information.


How to open AFM Files

The File extension afm is used by the following file type(s):

Abassis data files

The AFM file extension is associated with Abassis Finance Manager.

The .afm files contains data.

Programs that open afm files:


Adobe font metrics files

The AFM file extension is used for Adobe’s ASCII-based file format that is used for storing font metric data as human-readable data. The AFM is the standard Adobe font file format.

This format is also known as the Adobe Multiple Font Metrics (AMFM) and Adobe Composite Font Metrics(ACFM) file formats.

In fact, AFM, AMFM, and ACFM are actually three variations of the same format. These files contain base or composite font information. One AFM file is used per master design of a font.

These files store control and global font information for a group of AFM files. And ACFM files contain the global metrics of the composite font program.

This format is probably still used in Adobe products.

Programs that open afm files:


Alphacam flame parameter macro files

It is used by AlphaCam. Alphacam is a leading CAD/CAM software solution for the Woodworking industry. The core product of the company is Alphacam and is used in the manufacture of many types of components, from simple routed parts to complex, 5-axis furniture components.


  • Alphacam (Windows)


DESQview files

DESQview was a text mode multitasking program developed by Quarterdeck Office Systems which enjoyed modest popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Running on top of DOS, it allowed users to run multiple DOS programs concurrently in multiple windows.



GeoVu format files

AFM file suffix is associated with GeoVu. GeoVu is a data- and platform-independent browse and visualization application developed at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).


  • GeoVu


HP NewWave cardfile application data files

NewWave was an object-oriented graphical desktop environment and office productivity tool for PCs running early versions of Microsoft Windows.


Lout document formatting system

File extension AFM is related to Lout – a high-level language for document formatting. This freeware was designed and implemented by Jeffrey H. Kingston of the Basser Department of Computer Science at the University of Sydney in 1993.


  • Lout (Linux)