CDT File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CDT file?

Files that contain the .cdt file extension are created by Corel's CorelDRAW software application. CorelDRAW allows users to author and edit images that are stored on their hard drive.

The CDT files that are used by CorelDRAW are image template files that can be used with the CorelDRAW application. These templates include the properties for a new CorelDRAW image including the graphic and object fill settings as well as the ruler, grid, style properties, page settings and guidelines for the new CorelDRAW image.

The CDT templates allow users to use the same template styles across multiple CorelDRAW images without having to define the settings for each file individually.

How to open CDT 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 CDT for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension CDT

While we know of one file format using the .CDT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CDT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Corel Graphics ApplicationsCorel Graphics ApplicationsUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
CorelDRAW Essential EditionCorelDRAW Essential EditionUser submitted
ClientStationClientStationUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
KOMPASKOMPASUser submitted
Client StationClient StationUser submitted
MiniMagics ApplicationMiniMagics ApplicationUser submitted
CD/DVD XpertCD/DVD XpertUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CDT-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 CDT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!