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BNL File Extension

MicroSim PCBoard Netlist
  • Developer
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.6 (3 votes)

What is BNL file?

BNL filename suffix is mostly used for MicroSim PCBoard Netlist files. MicroSim PCBoard Netlist specification was created by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. BNL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. BNL file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports BNL files is OrCAD PCB Designer. Software named OrCAD PCB Designer was created by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and BNL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support BNL file extension

Programs that can handle BNL files are as follows. Files with BNL suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support BNL file

How to open file with BNL extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening BNL files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to MicroSim PCBoard Netlist files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install OrCAD PCB Designer

Install software to open BNL file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports BNL files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the OrCAD PCB Designer developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading OrCAD PCB Designer installed is by going to developer’s website (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update OrCAD PCB Designer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension BNLIf you already have OrCAD PCB Designer installed on your systems and BNL files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of OrCAD PCB Designer installed, it may not support BNL format. The latest version of OrCAD PCB Designer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign OrCAD PCB Designer to BNL files

If you have the latest version of OrCAD PCB Designer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BNL on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with BNL file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BNL file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where OrCAD PCB Designer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open BNL files and clicking OK.
Associate software with BNL file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with BNL extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with BNL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the BNL is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the BNL file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check BNL file for viruses
1. The BNL may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BNL file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the BNL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the BNL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with BNL extension is complete and error-free

If the BNL file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with BNL extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the MicroSim PCBoard Netlist file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open OrCAD PCB Designer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open BNL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with MicroSim PCBoard Netlist file. It may be the case that the BNL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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