.GSD File Extension

File Type 1

General Station Description File

Developer PROFIBUS & PROFINET International
3.6  |  8 Votes
Category Text Files
Format XML

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.

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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
NOTE: GSD files are also used for PROFINET IO devices, but they use the ".xml" extension and are based on the GSDML XML format. GSD previously stood for "Generic Station Description."

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Programs that open or reference GSD files

Updated March 8, 2011
File Type 2

Graphtec Vector Graphics File

Developer Graphtec
3.2  |  5 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format N/A

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.

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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.

Programs that open GSD files

Xyron Wishblade Software
Graphtec ROBO Master
Accugraphic Klic-N-Kut Studio
Updated August 22, 2008

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