File Extension MCD

  • Full name
    VectorWorks Drawing Format
  • Developer
    Nemetschek AG
  • Popularity
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.


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.

Programs which can open a MCD file

How to open a MCD file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the MCD file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a MCD file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support MCD files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a MCD file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all MCD files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with MCD there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the MCD file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the MCD file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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