Open MCD files

  • Full name
    VectorWorks Drawing Format
  • Developer
    Nemetschek AG
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Have you encountered a problem with a MCD file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a MCD file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your MCD file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is MCD file?

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.

More info

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.

Programs which can open a MCD file

How to open file with MCD extension?

In order to open a file with MCD extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening MCD file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with MCD files, follow the instructions below.
Install VectorWorks or other program from the list

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.

Set VectorWorks as the default program for opening MCD 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.


Check the section that lists most common problems with MCD files

Sometimes problems with opening MCD files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • MCD files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open MCD files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • MCD file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

Possible conversions of MCD file

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