.GSD File Extension
File Type 1General Station Description File
What is a GSD file?
ASCII text configuration file used for PROFIBUS DP (Decentralized Peripherals) or PA (Process Automation) devices; contains keywords and configuration information separated by line breaks; can be created with a text editor, the PROFIBUS GSD Editor, or another tool that supports PROFIBUS.
PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) is a set of computer network protocols used by networked devices in automated manufacturing. GSD files describe device communication features, which enable control and interoperability of sensors, motors, switches, actuators, and other components on a PROFIBUS network.
General Station Description files also use these language-specific extensions:
- ".gse" - English
- ".gsf" - French
- ".gsg" - German
- ".gsi" - Italian
- ".gsp" - Portugese
- ".gss" - Spanish
File Type 2Graphtec Vector Graphics File
.GSD File Association 2
Vector graphics image format developed by Graphtec; used for creating cutting templates for Craft ROBO and Wishblade and craft cutters; can create designs used for crafts, such as adhesives, laminates, t-shirt silk screens, and other printed designs.
GSD files are also supported by Accugraphic Klic-N-Kut scrapbook cutting machines. The Cutting Master ROBO plugin for Adobe Illustrator allows the program to plot directly to the cutter or plotter, but does not enable Illustrator to read GSD files.