BDF File Type

- The quick facts

What are BDF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BDF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BDF file?

BDF files have multiple uses, and BCAD Drawing is one of them.

BCAD Drawing

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open BDF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BDF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BDF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different BDF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .BDF

While BCAD Drawing is a popular type of BDF-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .BDF extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Brother Embroidery File

These BDF files contain the artwork/images used in an embroidery machine, a machine used to create textiles patterns. You can load or scan images you want to use in your embroidery design. You can take images from CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, two software types used to edit photos, and convert them to an embroidery design.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different BDF openers which you will find listed below.

Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format font

These BDF files contain the bitmap fonts used in Adobe, software for creating, editing, and publishing technical content. BDF files are text files that humans and computers can read. BDF gets split into three sections, a global section that applies to all glyphs in the font, a section with a separate entry for each glyph, and an end font system.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different BDF openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the BDF extension

Through our research of BDF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Quartus Block Design File

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BDF files. Remember, different programs may use BDF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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