MCD files are used by the math and calculation software MathCad. MathCad is a visually-oriented math program, called a CAS (Computer Algebra System), which is specially tailored to the needs of engineers. In addition, MathCad can be expanded with libraries for areas such as mechanical engineering or via additional modules, for example, with functions for signal processing.
With MathCad, calculations of all kinds can be performed and it is characterized by the easy-to-use formula editor. In addition to being used in many companies, MathCad is also used quite often in schools and colleges for teaching and assignments. For example, the dissolution of equation systems, vector calculation or integration to the scope of performance also applies.
Mcd files may include algorithms, functions, and tabular data. It also stores product development data. MathCad version 14 and later are compatible with the Pro / Engineer and Creo 3D CAD software. Depending on the content, the free software GNU Octave MCD may process files.
Most often resolving problems with opening MCD files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support MCD files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of MCD files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate MCD files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the VectorWorks applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where VectorWorks has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening MCD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: