DCD File Extension

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DesignCAD Drawing
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What is DCD file?

Full format name of files that use DCD extension is DesignCAD Drawing. DesignCAD Drawing specification was created by IMSI/Design. Files with DCD extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. DCD file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use TurboCAD software for managing DCD files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of IMSI/Design, LLC. developer not only will you find detailed information about theTurboCAD software, but also about DCD and other supported file formats.

Programs which support DCD file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DCD files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DCD 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 DCD file

Windows Windows

How to open file with DCD extension?

Being unable to open files with DCD extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DCD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DCD files.

Step 1. Download and install TurboCAD

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DCD files is that no program that can handle DCD files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install TurboCAD. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit TurboCAD website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of TurboCAD

If the problems with opening DCD files still occur even after installing TurboCAD, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of TurboCAD is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why DCD files are not compatible with TurboCAD. The most recent version of TurboCAD is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign TurboCAD to DCD files

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DCD file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where TurboCAD is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DCD files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DCD file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select TurboCAD and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DCD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DCD for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DCD file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DCD file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DCD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic DCD file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DCD 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the DesignCAD Drawing file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle TurboCAD

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DCD 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 DesignCAD Drawing files. It may be the case that the DCD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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