D02 File Extension

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MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data
  • Developer
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
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What is D02 file?

D02 is a file extension commonly associated with MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data files. MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data specification was created by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. Files with D02 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with D02 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 4217 various file formats. OrCAD PCB Designer is by far the most used program for working with D02 files. Software named OrCAD PCB Designer was created by Cadence Design Systems, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and D02 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support D02 file extension

Programs that can handle D02 files are as follows. Files with D02 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support D02 file

How to open file with D02 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening D02 files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data 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. Install OrCAD PCB Designer software

Problems with opening and working with D02 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with D02 files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download OrCAD PCB Designer and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. 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

You still cannot access D02 files although OrCAD PCB Designer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 D02 format. The latest version of OrCAD PCB Designer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data files with OrCAD PCB Designer

After installing OrCAD PCB Designer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open D02 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the D02 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the OrCAD PCB Designer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open D02 files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected D02 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with D02 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the D02 is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the D02 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the D02 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the D02 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the D02 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the D02 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the D02 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the D02 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with D02 extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with MicroSim PCBoard NC Drill Data files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle D02 files.

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