.BRD File Extension

Cadence Design Systems
File Type:
Cadence Allegro PCB Design File

Having trouble opening .brd extension? Don't panic! This page explains what brd files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open brd files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BRD file?

Brd file extension has Cadence Allegro PCB Design file type, developed by Cadence Design Systems, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

Cadence Allegro PCB Designer – a program for printed circuit board design – creates these CAD files. They store schematics for electronic circuits. BRD files can be edited and saved in other formats such as .PCB or .PDF. To open a BRD file, you will need Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer, which can be downloaded for free from the official website.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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Cadence Design Systems
File Type:
Cadence Allegro PCB Design File
CAD Files

How to open BRD file?

Double click the brd file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .brd extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the brd extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the brd file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BRD files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the brd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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