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Informations about the CAD filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .cad filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .cad file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.cad - Autodesk QuickCAD Document

The CAD file is a Document file, which is connected to the Autodesk QuickCAD Document according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Autodesk QuickCAD Document (.cad) files can be opened or converted with the help of Autodesk AutoSketch.

Format description:
CAD format description not yet available
Autodesk AutoSketch
Magic string:
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Related links:
Related extensions:
Autodesk AutoSketch Drawing
Autodesk AutoSketch Thumbnail

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .cad file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .cad extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .cad files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .cad file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .cad file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .cad file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .cad file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .cad extension

The .cad filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .cad files.

sad, acd, dad, cxd, cda, cax, cas, caf, cac, vad, ad, fad, czd, cwd, cd

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .cad file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .cad extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Sony ACID Pro Project
Steinberg WaveLab Basic Audio CD Project
BREW MP Component Application Resource
DB/TextWorks SQL Access Control File
LightJockey Fader Data
MODTRAN ACD Spectral Output File

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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