CAD Files

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) files may contain 2D or 3D designs. They are generated by CAD software programs, which can be used to create models or architecture plans. 2D CAD files are often referred to as drawings, while 3D files are often called models, parts, or assemblies.

Common CAD file extensions include .DWG, .DXF, .DGN, and .STL.

Extension File Type Popularity
.BDCWest Point Bridge Designer Design File
.OPTOpterecenja File
.AXMFormIt Sketch
.DLVCATIA 4 Export File
.EPFEAGLE Project
.SIMSimLab Composer Scene
.GSMGraphic Description Language File
.CPACADSTAR PCB Archive File
.PSMSolid Edge Sheet Metal File
.AFSSTAAD.foundation Project File
.MCXMICRO CADAM-X/6000 Model Data File
.MP12Multisim 12 Project
.MHSXilinx XPS Hardware Specification File
.TCTTurboCAD Drawing Template
.IBALectra Clothing Design Pieces File
.JTJT Open CAD File
.DB1Tekla Structures Model File
.EDFEdificius Project
.LCFArchiCAD Library Container File
.MC9Mastercam 9 Geometry File
.RTDRobot Structural Analysis Design File
.LOGICLYLogicly Circuit File
.GCODEG-Code 3D Printer File
.PSVPipe System Viewer File
.CADBobCAD-CAM File
.JOBMetaCAM Nest Job File
.PATAutoCAD Hatch Pattern File
.MODELCATIA 3D Model
.CADAutodesk QuickCAD File
.CIBLuminaire Data File
.123DX123D Design Model File
.PC7PowerCADD 7 Drawing File
.RSMRouterSim Network Visualizer File
.DWTAutoCAD Drawing Template
.AFDAlphacam Flame Drawing
.MTOFastCAM MTO Text File
.JVSGVideo Surveillance Project
.RSGRaySupreme Graph
.DC3DesignCAD 3D ASCII Drawing
.DRADolphin PartMaster Drawing File
.ASYLTspice Symbol File
.LI3DLive Interior 3D Document
.FCSTD1FreeCAD Backup Document
.3DLSierra LandDesigner 3D File
.ADIAutoCAD Device-Independent Binary Plotter File
.CYPHome Design Project
.NCDSTV Numerical Control File
.CATPRODUCTCATIA V5 Assembly File
.IDEInventor iFeature
.PSSAutoCAD Plot Stamp Settings File
.DESPro/DESKTOP CAD File
.FCWFastCAD Windows Drawing
.SATACIS SAT 3D Model
.SKFAutoSketch Drawing
.MS14Multisim 14 Circuit Design File
.DWFXDesign Web Format XPS File
.XV3Lattice XVL Geometry File
.MS13Multisim 13 Circuit Design File
.VETLectra Cutter's Must File
.BLKAutoCAD Block Template File
.SLDASMSolidWorks Assembly
.SLDPRTSolidWorks Part
.EDNEDIF Implementation Netlist File
.PWTAutoCAD Publish To Web Template
.JVSGZCompressed Video Surveillance Project
.DSNOrCAD Design File
.SPTSpeedTree Tree Data File
.CGRCATIA Graphical Representation File
.STLStereolithography File
.CF2Common File Format File
.FZPFritzing XML Part Description
.DRUEAGLE Design Rules
.PHJPhCNC Project File
.LINAutoCAD Linetype File
.GDSGraphic Data System File
.DC2DesignCAD 2D ASCII Drawing
.CIRMicro-Cap Schematic
.BCDRealView Debugger Board Chip Definition File
.X_BParasolid Model Part File
.NCMastercam Numerical Control File
.PLNArchiCAD Project File
.123DAutodesk 123D Drawing
.IGSIGES Drawing
.DSTAutoCAD Sheet Set
.CFFCommon File Format
.MP11Multisim 11 Project File
.ISOArbortext IsoDraw Document
.JAMJam STAPL File
.MP10Multisim 10 Project File
.NWFNavisworks File Set
.DWSAutoCAD Drawing Standards File
.IDVInventor Design View
.ASMSolid Edge Assembly File
.MINOkuma CNC Program File
.PLAArchiCAD Project Archive
.DC1DevCad Document
.MSMMultisim Circuit Design File
.ISOZCompressed Arbortext IsoDraw Illustration
.DGNMicroStation Design File
.SHXAutoCAD Compiled Shape File
.MP7Multisim 7 Project File
.BMFFloorPlan File
.2DVersaCAD 2D Drawing File
.BDLCoCreate Bundle File
.FZBFritzing Bin File
.SCHgEDA Schematic File
.PRGPC-DMIS Part Program File
.FMZForm•Z Project File
.FZFritzing Project File
.CZDCAD Zone Drawing
.SVDSolidView Design File
.CNCPartMaster CNC File
.ICSIronCAD 3D Scene
.ICDIronCAD 2D Drawing File
.IFProcedimientos-Uno IFWin Project File
.ARTArtCAM Model
.VWXVectorworks Design File
.PRTCreo Parametric Part File
.CDWKOMPAS Document
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing
.EASMeDrawings Assembly File
.STEPSTEP 3D Model
.GXCGeneral CADD Pro Component
.GXMGeneral CADD Pro Macro File
.CAMFastCAM CAM File
.DFXDrafix CAD File
.123PCB123 Circuit Board Design
.WDFWintech Drawing File
.LIBPKGAltium Designer Integrated Library Package
.SABACIS SAB Model
.HSCAspen HYSYS Simulation File
.CDLCADKEY Wireframe Design File
.MODFEMFemap Model
.EZDEzCad2 Laser Engraving Design
.BBCDBobCAD-CAM Document
.CYPHome Designer Pro Project File
.DXEAutoCAD Data Extraction Template
.CMPSolid Edge Wire Harness File
.CIRCUITKTechlab Circuit Design File
.ACTAlma CAD/CAM Document
.DRWPersonal Designer Drawing File
.ANYAnyRail Layout Plan
.LDRLDraw Model File
.LTLLuminaire Data File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.SCHEAGLE Schematics File
.ASCLTspice Circuit Schematic File
.PRTCADKEY Part File
.MCDMiniCAD Design File
.CATPARTCATIA V5 Part File
.FZZFritzing Shareable Project File
.SCADOpenSCAD Script
.PRTUnigraphics Part File
.GBRL-CAD Geometry File
.TAKTAK 2000 Thermal Model File
.RRAvRigger Rigging Gear File
.BPMBizagi Process Modeler
.FCSTDFreeCAD Document
.EWBElectronics Workbench Circuit Design File
.TSCTINA Design File
.CATDRAWINGCATIA V5 Drawing
.TCDTurboCAD Mac Deluxe Drawing
.LDTEulumdat Formatted Luminaire Data File
.DXXAutoCAD Drawing Interchange Attribute File
.ELDEulumdat Formatted Luminaire Data File
.LIZDLive Interior 3D Compressed Document
.FNCQuickCAM 3D CNC File
.XISEXilinx ISE Project File
.REDCADViewer Redline Markup File
.NC1Mastercam Numerical Control File
.G3DGOM 3D File
.TCMTurboCAD Mac Drawing
.WDPAutoCAD Electrical Project File
.EZPAutoCAD Ecscad Project Backup File
.ULDUnified Luminaire Data File
.DRWANVIL Drawing File
.OPJOrCAD Project File
.CAMGerber CAM Job File
.IDWInventor Drawing
.SLDDRWSolidWorks Drawing
.A2LASAP2 ECU Description File
.IPTInventor Part
.DLXDIALux Document
.BITXilinx Bitstream File
.BRDCadence Allegro PCB Design
.123CAutodesk 123C Drawing
.RIGvRigger Design File
.DCDesignCAD Design File
.OLBOrCAD Symbol Library File
.IPNInventor Presentation
.IAMInventor Assembly
.CNCCNC Machine Tool Path
.DGKDelcam 3D Model File
.SEWHome Embroidery Format
.DRWDOTSolidWorks Drawing Template
.JBCJam STAPL Byte-Code File
.GCDGeneric CADD Drawing File
.DRGAllyCAD Drawing File
.BXLAccelerated Designs PCB Library File
.TSFStrater Template File
.MINMAX Interchange Notation File
.PSFAutoCAD PostScript Patterns File
.GEOTruTops Geometry File
.PRTSolid Edge Part File
.MS11Multisim 11 Circuit Design File
.RDFRelux Project File
.NGCXilinx Generated Netlist File
.ARDArtiosCAD Workspace File
.DCDDesignCAD Drawing
.DFTSolid Edge Draft Document
.NWDNavisworks Document
.EQNGAL Equation File
.MS12Multisim 12 Circuit Design File
.LIAP-CAD ASCII Library file
.PM3Crouzet Logic Software M3 File
.NPLXilinx ISE 5-6 Project File
.IFCXMLIndustry Foundation Classes XML File
.ADTAutoCAD Audit Log
.LYRbestIMAGE Design File
.XBFXCAF Binary 3D Model
.FZBZFritzing Bundled Bin File
.GINSPECT_PRJGOM Inspect Project File
.BREPBRep 3D Model File
.TOPVIWTopSolid'Viewer Document
.BIMXBIM Explorer File
.3WXYZprinting Sliced Model File
.BPMCBizagi Process Modeler Collaboration
.IC3DIC3D Scene File
.EWDEasyWOOD Design File
.PIPDPIPE-FLO Demo Project File
.CDDXCircuit Diagram Document
.FANForm•Z Animation File
.PHOGerber Photoplot File
.IPFiMPACT Project File
.EPRTeDrawings File
.TC3TurboCAD 2D/3D Mac Drawing
.TC2TurboCAD 2D Mac Drawing
.NEUPro/ENGINEER Neutral File
.T3001TARGET 3001! Circuit Design Project File
.TCDTechnobox CAD Drawing
.PC6PowerCADD 6 Drawing File
.DGBFlashCAD Drawing Database
.FLXFelixCAD Drawing
.HUSHusqvarna Embroidery File
.SCDOCSpaceClaim Document
.MP13Multisim 13 Project
.NWCNavisworks Cache File
.MMGModel Master 3 Axis Flat File
.TGITowGeom Input File
.FMFeatureCAM Part
.EASMXeDrawings Assembly XPS File
.PRJPCBAltium Designer PCB Project
.SMTAutodesk Shape Manager Text File
.SMBAutodesk Shape Manager Binary File
.PRTDOTSolidWorks Part Template
.ASMDOTSolidWorks Assembly Template
.RCMAutodesk Reality Capture Mesh
.SZAHiCAD Drawing File
.BRDKiCad PCB Design File
.EXBCAXA Draft
.IPJInventor Project
.KIT2020 Design Live File
.X_TParasolid Model Part File
.VNDType3 Design File
.PROKiCad Project
.PIPEPIPE-FLO Project File
.MP14Multisim 14 Project
.TBPTekla BIMsight Project
.HSFHOOPS Stream Format File
.RCDLEGO MINDSTORMS Recording File
.ATTAlphacam Lathe Tool File
.GXDGeneral CADD Pro Drawing
.PSUPSU Designer Document
.TCWTurboCAD Drawing File
.VTF3DESIGN CAD File
.TCPTurboCAD Mac Pro Drawing
.MVSMicrochip Verification Specification File
.MDLLectra Modaris Clothing Design File
.TOPTopSolid Design Document
.LAY6Sprint Layout 6 PCB Layout File
.FPDFront Panel Designer Project
.RMLRedline Markup Language File
.CRVVCarve Pro Design File
.LYCbestIMAGE Compressed Design File
.NGDXilinx Netlist File
.MP8Multisim 8 Project
.SMGSolidWorks Composer File
.EDRWSolidWorks eDrawings File
.SCHKiCad Schematic File
.PCSPfaff Embroidery File
.TOPPRJTopSolid Project
.3DCRoboCell Cell Setup File
.ISEXilinx ISE Project
.SYMgEDA Symbol File
.RSRapidSketch Document
.DRAOrCAD Drawing File
.CNDMelco Condensed Embroidery File
.DBQAutoCAD Query Set
.SBPOpenSBP CNC Program File
.SDGStrater Project File
.CKDKeyCreator Design File
.DVGGraphic Works Vector Graphic
.GBXGerber PCB File
.BSWStruWalker 3D Model
.EZCAutoCAD Ecscad Components Backup File
.FPCFreePCB Printed Circuit Board Layout
.SSTArtec Studio Project
.FPPFront Panel Project
.AD_PRTAlibre Design Part
.FZMFritzing Module File
.CYGHome Design Object
.PRJSCRAltium Designer Script Project
.TCXTurboCAD 3D Model Text File
.BSWXBIMReview 3D Model
.DSNWRKAltium Designer Workspace File
.L3BLEGO 3D Model File
.MS7Multisim 7 Circuit Design File
.MS9Multisim 9 Circuit Design File
.MP9Multisim 9 Project File
.GXHGeneral CADD Pro Hatch Pattern File
.UNTAutoCAD Unit Definition File
.PRJMBDAltium Designer Multi-board Project
.PWDSolid Edge Weldment Document
.QPMQuick Pallet Maker Input Data
.SCHExpressSCH Schematics File
.DXODesignXOver Speaker Circuit Design File
.CKTKeyCreator Design Template
.IDCLInventor Desktop Content Library File
.XNCExchange NC File
.RCVRoofCon Viewer Project File
.BPZEasy Blue Print Symbol Library
.MODFemap Model
.DSGControl Studio Document
.DC2DevCad Cam Pro Document
.IFCZIPCompessed IFC File
.HCPHydroCAD Project File
.UPFUnified Power Format File
.CELMicroStation Cell Library
.FCDFastCAD DOS Drawing
.CMPGeneric CADD Component File