.CAD File Extension

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

What is a CAD file?

Cad file extension has BobCAD-CAM file type, developed by BobCAD-CAM, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

Files with this extension are created by various BobCAD-CAM CAD solutions for designing. They contain CAD information including dimensions and 2D\3D part geometry. Often used when designing parts and units for manufacturing. BobCAD-CAM can work with content imported from .DWG, .3DM, .STEP, .STL, .SAT, .SLDPRT, .X_B, .DSF, .IGES, and .X_T files. BobCAD-CAM v. 21 (and earlier) used CAD files. With the release of Version 22 developers switched to the .BBCD format. 

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

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CAD Files

How to open CAD file?

Double click the cad 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 .cad 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 cad 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 cad 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 CAD 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 cad file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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