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XMCD File Extension

Mathcad Worksheet Format
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    Parametric Technology Corporation
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What is XMCD file?

A file with .XMCD extension stores Mathcad worksheet document. XMCD format is based on XML text standard. Each version of Mathcad can use various different document formats, but the developer offers dedicated format conversion tools to allow conversion between those formats to allow backward compatibility.


MathCad is an advanced software package for mathematics and engineering calculations. It is classified as an CAD software (CAD stands for computer-aided design). The packages offers such features as:

  • Chart generator
  • High-precision floating point support
  • Mathematical constants library
  • Extensive support for matrix calculations
  • Advanced mathematical functions
  • Report generator

Programs which support XMCD file extension

The following listing features XMCD-compatible programs. Files with XMCD 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 XMCD file

Updated: 07/03/2022

How to open file with XMCD extension?

Problems with accessing XMCD may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with XMCD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install SMath Studio software

Install software to open XMCD file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports XMCD files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select SMath Studio or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mathcad) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit SMath Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update SMath Studio to the latest version

Update software that support file extension XMCDIf you already have SMath Studio installed on your systems and XMCD files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that SMath Studio cannot handle files with XMCD may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of SMath Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open XMCD files to SMath Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate XMCD files with latest version of SMath Studio you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with XMCD file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the XMCD file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where SMath Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open XMCD files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with XMCD file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected XMCD file open the file menu and choose 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with XMCD extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the XMCD for errors

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

Check XMCD file for viruses
1. Verify that the XMCD in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the XMCD is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the XMCD file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the XMCD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the XMCD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with XMCD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Mathcad Worksheet Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle SMath Studio

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support XMCD files. Close all running programs and try opening the XMCD file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Mathcad Worksheet Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with XMCD files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a XMCD file

File Conversions from XMCD extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to XMCD file
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