.GDS File Extension

Developer:
Cadence Design Systems
File Type:
Graphic Data System File
Popularity:

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

What is a GDS file?

Gds file extension has Graphic Data System file type, developed by Cadence Design Systems, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

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

gds file icon
Developer:
Cadence Design Systems
File Type:
Graphic Data System File
Category:
CAD Files
Format:
Binary

How to open GDS file?

Double click the gds 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 .gds 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 gds 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".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the gds 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 GDS files

  • Windows Windows
    • Static Free Electric VLSI Design System Static Free Electric VLSI Design System
    • Juspertor LayoutEditor Juspertor LayoutEditor
    • WieWeb CleWin WieWeb CleWin
    • Tanner L-Edit MEMS Design Tanner L-Edit MEMS Design
    • Zeni Physical Design Tool Zeni Physical Design Tool
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Static Free Electric VLSI Design System Static Free Electric VLSI Design System

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 gds file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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