Files with cad extension can mostly be found as 3D CAD drawings in various formats. Older formats that were typically replaced by newer ones with unique extension, like DWG.

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Software that open cad file

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CAD file extension - CAD drawing

What is cad file? How to open cad files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

File extension cad is generally related to CAD drawings. CAD means computer-aided design, its the use of computers in the process of design, drafting or drawing.

A typical CAD output is a either 2D or 3D model of some product, part or other technical data. It can include additional data, such as materials used, dimensions, processes etc.

Many programs used and some are still using the cad file extension for their drawing, these are however not compatible with each other.

Currently most CAD programs use the dwg format or the dxf format for  CAD drawings.

The default software associated to open cad file:

AutoSketch icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoSketch  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

AutoSketch is CAD tool used to create professional CAD drawings developed by Autodesk. AutoSketch is "light" version of AutoCAD that supports less features and not support 3D modeling.

Help how to open:

You can try to open *.cad files in some CAD software.

How to convert:

Generally speaking various *.cad files can be typically converted between each other, usually either directly or through some exchange format.

Find conversions from cad file:

cad to cdr

cad to dwg

cad to dxf

cad to gbp

cad to lob

cad to pdf

cad to skp

Find converter to cad file type:

igs to cad

jpg to cad

obj to cad

skp to cad

sldprt to cad

stp to cad

x_t to cad

List of software applications associated to the .cad file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cad file, edit cad file, convert cad file, view cad file, play cad file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cad files.

Software that open cad file - CAD drawing

Programs supporting the exension cad on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open cad file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cad file by default:
AutoSketch small icon AutoSketch
Other suggested software:
PRO Landscape
LogiKal small icon LogiKal

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