.BRD File Extension
File Type 1EAGLE Circuit Board File
What is a BRD file?
A BRD file is a CAD file created by EAGLE, an application used for schematic capture and PCB design. It is created with the EAGLE Layout Editor and used for developing design templates for circuitry. BRD files can be saved in the Gerber drill data format, which may be used by CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs.
NOTE: Autodesk EAGLE was formerly known as CadSoft EAGLE. The software was acquired by Autodesk in 2016. EAGLE is short for "Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor."
File Type 2Cadence Allegro PCB Design File
.BRD File Association 2
CAD file created by Cadence Allegro PCB Designer, a printed circuit board design program; contains a schematic of an electronic circuit; can be output to several industry standard PCB formats (such as Gerber) or to a .PDF document.
BRD files can be viewed with the Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer, which is provided for free at the Cadence website.
File Type 3KiCad PCB Design File
.BRD File Association 3
CAD file created by KiCad, a free, cross-platform electronics design automation (EDA) program; stores a PCB layout and includes electronic components and their connections as drawn on the program's design canvas.