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.