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How to open cad files?

cad file icon Have you had trouble opening the cad file on your computer? What are cad files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is cad file?

Files with cad extension can mostly be found as 3D CAD drawings in various formats. Older formats that were typically replaced by newer ones with unique extension, like DWG.

CAD drawing description

File extension cad is generally related to CAD drawings. CAD means computer-aided design, its the use of computers in the process of design, drafting or drawing.

A typical CAD output is a either 2D or 3D model of some product, part or other technical data. It can include additional data, such as materials used, dimensions, processes etc.

Many programs used and some are still using the cad file extension for their drawing, these are however not compatible with each other.

Currently most CAD programs use the dwg format or the dxf format for  CAD drawings.

Suggested software to open cad file


A CAD tool used to create professional CAD drawings

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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Every software listed in our database is verified and ve provide link to the developer or to the software own website, which should hopefuly be enough for you to download the most recent version of the program.