DES File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DES file?

Files that contain the .des file extension are normally associated with the Pro/DESKTOP CAD software application. The .des files contain 2D or 3D drawings that have been created with the software program.

The DES files can be viewed as transparent, shaded, enhanced or wireframe images. The Pro/DESKTOP program is commonly used by the education sector.

The Delphi software application is also known to use the .des file suffix. These DES files contain description files that are used by the Delphi software. The File Investigator software also uses the .des file extension also uses the .des file extension for descriptor files.

How to open DES 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 DES for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension DES

While we know of one file format using the .DES 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 .DES file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

QuickBooksQuickBooksUser submitted
Corel Graphics ApplicationsCorel Graphics ApplicationsUser submitted
20-20 Technologies Inc. design20-20 Technologies Inc. designUser submitted
20-20 Technologies Inc. Design system20-20 Technologies Inc. Design systemUser submitted
Pro/DESKTOPPro/DESKTOPUser submitted
Deed PlotterDeed PlotterUser submitted
NetDeedPlotterNetDeedPlotterUser submitted
PentaZipPentaZipUser submitted
The Sprinkler DesignerThe Sprinkler DesignerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DES-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 DES-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!