File Extension VTU

.VTU File

File extension: VTU
File type: VTK Unstructured Data


Notes about the VTU file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The VTU file type is primarily associated with 'ParaView' by Kitware, Inc.. ParaView is an application designed with the need to visualize large data sets in mind. ParaView is available as an open-source system. ParaView is a turn-key visualization system built on top of VTK that makes VTK easier to use with a point and click interface.

Detailed information for file extension VTU:


Primary association: ParaView
Company: Kitware, Inc.
File classification: XML
Identifying characters Hex: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 31 2E 30 22 3F 3E 0A 3C 56 54 4B 46 69 6C 65 20 74 79 70 65 3D 22 55 6E 73 74 72 75 63 74 75 72 65 64 47 72 69 64 22 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 , ASCII: ?xml version="1.0"? VTKFile type="UnstructuredGrid" version="
Related links: Visualization ToolKit (VTK), Wikipedia VTK Page

Other applications associated with file type VTU:

  • Virtue3D Optimizer (Compressed 3D Graphic) by Virtue3DVirtue3D is a provider of 3D solutions for the Web. Among other patented technologies, Virtue3D has developed geometric compression; widely believed to provide the smallest 3D file sizes. This is a proprietary file format. [Note: Site temporarily down with this entry made.] The Mime types used with this association are: model/vnd.vtu.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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