This format is used for data exchange in programs that work with vector graphics from Corel, and also for printing completed designs. It contains image data and also the metadata that describes it. In CMX it’s possible to store layers that can be independently edited. The format is recognized by Adobe Illustrator versions 6-8.
DOT is a template file created by Microsoft Word, a word processing application. The DOT file provides a solution for situations where many similar documents with the same font and layout are required with simple changes between them needed, like names and places for example