Files with sch extension are generally 3D schematics created and saved in one of the CAD programs.

There are 3 other file types using
the SCH file extension!

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Software that open sch file

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SCH file extension - CAD schematics

What is sch file? How to open sch files?

File type specification:

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

File extension sch is commonly used in various CAD programs for files that contain saved schematics, in most cases Printed Circuit Boards Schematics.

Schematics represent a simplified graphical diagram, showing standardized symbols and connections between various parts and devices.

Schematics in sch files are used by numerous CAD and CAE programs, and can also be sometimes interchangeable.

However, in most cases they are in some proprietary format usable only in the original program.

Updated: November 16, 2023

The default software associated to open sch file:

OrCAD PCB Designer icon

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. logoOrCAD PCB Designer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Orcad PCB Designer is printed circuit board design suite, that includes a constraint manager, design capture technology, component tools, a PCB editor, an auto/interactive router, and interfaces for manufacturing and mechanical CAD.

Help how to open:

Use OrCAD PCB Designer, CIRCAD, P-CAD and other apps listed in our app list to view content of the .sch CAD schematics files.

How to convert:

Various CAD designs and schematics can be usually export to exchange formats or even straight to some other, vendor-specific formats.

Find conversions from sch file:

sch to brd

sch to cir

sch to dsn

sch to dxf

sch to opj

sch to pdf

sch to png

Find converter to sch file type:

dsn to sch

fmt to sch

pdf to sch

tsc to sch

List of software applications associated to the .sch 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 sch file, edit sch file, convert sch file, view sch file, play sch 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 sch files.

Software that open sch file - CAD schematics

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with sch file by default:
OrCAD PCB Designer small icon OrCAD PCB Designer
Other suggested software:
EAGLE Layout Editor small icon EAGLE Layout Editor
TINA Design Suite


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