BRD File

What are BRD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BRD 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 BRD file?

BRD files have multiple uses, and BorderMaker Project is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

BorderMaker Project

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 BRD files

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

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

Last updated: January 13, 2023

All known file formats using extension .BRD

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

EAGLE Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Drawing

The .brd is a CAD file created by using EAGLE. EAGLE, short for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor, is an application primarily used in designing printed circuit boards that are used in many electronic devices and gadgets.

Normally, it is a layout or a blueprint generated to serve as a guide for the actual manufacturing of boards. BRD stands for "board". In other words, the .brd format is found on template files used in designing the circuitry of various devices. The .brd files can be also saved in Excellon drill format. CAM machines (computer-aided manufacturing machines) can recognize the Excellon drill format because the .brd file even when it is already converted contains data for CAE (computer-aided engineering). Therefore, the CAM can actualize the design of the .brd file and create a finished product.

More file formats using the BRD extension

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

  • KiCad Pcbnew PCB Layout
  • Landrex/Testlink PCB Layout

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Autodesk EAGLEAutodesk EAGLEUser submitted
PhotoMixPhotoMixUser submitted
BorderMakerBorderMakerUser submitted
BirthdayRememberBirthdayRememberUser submitted
PCB System DivisionPCB System DivisionUser submitted
KiCadKiCadUser submitted
AutoVueAutoVueUser submitted
Easy BridgeEasy BridgeUser submitted

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