CKD File

What are CKD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CKD 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 CKD file?

CKD files have multiple uses, and Cadkey Design is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Cadkey Design

These CKD files contain the 2D and 3D designs created in Cadkey, a 2D/3D mechanical CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. With CKD files, you can manage your CAD data, and you don't have to stick to one strategy. You can have separate files for different parts of your assembly, meaning you can revise each part/section individually.

How to open CKD files

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

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the CKD extension

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

  • KeyCreator Design File
  • UbiArt Framework Cooked Asset

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CKD files. Remember, different programs may use CKD 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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