BRD File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a BRD file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .BRD files.

What is a BRD file?

A .BRD file is a BorderMaker project file. Through our analysis of BRD files, we know that one use of the format is BorderMaker project. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open BRD files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension BRD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BRD openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .BRD

While BorderMaker project is a popular type of BRD-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .BRD extension.

The BRD file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a BRD opener may not be able to open all kinds of BRD files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited BRD viewer.

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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BRD openers which you will find listed below.

KiCad pcbnew PCB layout

Through our analysis of BRD files, we know that one use of the format is KiCad pcbnew PCB layout. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different BRD openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

EAGLEEAGLEUser submitted
PhotoMixPhotoMixUser submitted
BorderMakerBorderMakerUser submitted
AKU SHAPERAKU SHAPERUser submitted
BeratungsrechnerBeratungsrechnerUser submitted
BirthdayRememberBirthdayRememberUser submitted
PCB System DivisionPCB System DivisionUser submitted
KiCadKiCadUser submitted
AutoVueAutoVueUser submitted
Easy BridgeEasy BridgeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with BRD-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with BRD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!