.PD File Extension

.PD File Extension

File Type 1

FlexiSIGN 5 Plotter Document

Developer SA International
Popularity
3.4  |  17 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PD file?

A PD file is a design created by FlexiSIGN 5, a program used to professionally design, print, and cut signs. It contains a graphic design of a sign in a vector graphic format so that the image can be resized without losing quality. PD files may also store raster graphics and text.

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Signs and banners stored in PD files can be opened by FlexiSIGN. The design can then be printed on a wide format printer and cut by a vinyl cutter. FlexiSIGN can also connect to a print and cut all-in-one machine.

If you want to share PD files with another person that does not own FlexiSIGN, you can convert your PD files. FlexiSIGN allows you to export your designs to the more widely supported JPEG and PDF formats.

NOTE: SAi FlexiSIGN was renamed SAi Flexi.

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Updated January 11, 2019
File Type 2

Spore Audio Playback File

Developer Electronic Arts
Popularity
3.1  |  8 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Text

What is a PD file?

A PD file is a Pure Data (Pd) file used by Spore, a creature evolution and survival video game. Spore's PD files are stored within the game's audio .PACKAGE files. They specify how background music plays and loops.

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Pure Data is a visual programming language that developers can use to create interactive computer music. Electronic Arts has created their own version of Pure Data, called EAPd, which is embedded into Spore. EAPd uses PD files to play in-game music.

How to open a PD file

Spore PD files are plain text files, so you can open and edit them in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or GitHub Atom (cross-platform).

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Updated October 27, 2021
File Type 3

Pure Data Patch

Developer Miller Puckette
Popularity
2.0  |  2 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text

What is a PD file?

A PD file is a patch used by the Pure Data visual programming environment. It contains a program that can be opened in a Pure Data environment and used to create music or other multimedia. PD files are plain text files, so you can also open them and view their contents in any text editor.

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Screenshot of a .pd file in Pure Data
PD file open in Pure Data

Pure Data (Pd) is a visual programming language and environment that developers can use to develop interactive music-creation programs. To create a Pd program, developers connect Pd objects together. Each object typically controls some aspect of the audio that the program produces, such as the audio's frequency or volume.

Pd programs are referred to as patches, and they are saved as PD files. PD files can contain any number of objects. They may also contain comments about how to use the program the PD file contains.

When viewed in a text editor, PD files' contents appear as a series of lines of text. These lines of text define the canvas, objects, and other items that appear in Pd. Each line of text begins with a # combined with a letter (such as #N, #X, or #A) and ends with a semicolon.

How to open a PD file

PD files are meant to be opened as Pure Data patches. To open a PD file in the default version of Pd, select File → Open from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your PD file.

You can also open a PD file as a plain text document in any text editor, to review the Pd code it contains.

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Updated October 27, 2021

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