DES File Type

- The quick facts

What are DES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DES 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 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

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

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

Last updated: March 5, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
20-20 Technologies Inc. design20-20 Technologies Inc. designUser submitted
20-20 Technologies Inc. Design system20-20 Technologies Inc. Design systemUser submitted
CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENTCST DESIGN ENVIRONMENTUser submitted
Pro/DESKTOPPro/DESKTOPUser submitted
Deed PlotterDeed PlotterUser submitted
NetDeedPlotterNetDeedPlotterUser submitted
PentaZipPentaZipUser submitted
The Sprinkler DesignerThe Sprinkler DesignerUser submitted