MCD File Type

- The quick facts

What are MCD files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MCD 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 MCD file?

MCD files have multiple uses, and MiniCAD/VectorWorks 3D Drawing is one of them.

MiniCAD/VectorWorks 3D Drawing

The .mcd file extension is a 3D graphics and CAD file type directly associated with MiniCAD. MiniCAD is a CAD and building information modeling (BIM) software application developed by Diehl Graphsoft in the mid-1980s. Diehl Graphsoft was acquired by Nemetschek and renamed VectorWorks.

VectorWorks is a global design software primarily used in architectural designs and landscape projections. VectorWorks is used in creating 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation designs. MCD files represent saved drawings and 3D renderings created and saved by using VectorWorks.

MCD files were used VectorWorks version 1 through 12. But now, it uses the VWX file extension in versions 2008 and later. Version 2008 was the successor of version 12.

MCD files can also be converted to other vector-based images and other formats like .mcl, .mcs, .pdf and .vwx. MCD files can be converted to VWX files using newer Vectorworks versions after the 2008 version. VWX and some MCD files can also be viewed in free Vectorworks Viewer programs.

How to open MCD files

We have identified 2 MCD openers that are compatible with this specific type of MCD file.

Programs that open MiniCAD/VectorWorks 3D Drawing files

Last updated: April 4, 2022

All known file formats using extension .MCD

While MiniCAD/VectorWorks 3D Drawing is a popular type of MCD-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .MCD extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Mathcad Document

We know that one MCD format is Mathcad Document. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

MCD opener for Windows

We have identified one MCD opener that is compatible with this specific type of MCD file.

MathcadMathcadVerified

Monu-CAD Drawing

We know that one MCD format is Monu-CAD Drawing. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these MCD files

We have identified one MCD opener that is compatible with this specific type of MCD file.

Monu-CADMonu-CADVerified

PowerDesigner Model

We know that one MCD format is PowerDesigner Model. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these MCD files

We have identified one MCD opener that is compatible with this specific type of MCD file.

PowerDesignerPowerDesignerVerified

More file formats using the MCD extension

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

  • Playstation Memory Card Savestate

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Mail Command MakerMail Command MakerUser submitted
AtelierDuLivreAtelierDuLivreUser submitted
PowerAMCPowerAMCUser submitted
Jw_cadJw_cadUser submitted
Super Kit CD-DVDSuper Kit CD-DVDUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
MultiChartsMultiChartsUser submitted
PSXMemToolPSXMemToolUser submitted
Mathcad ProfessionalMathcad ProfessionalUser submitted
easybookeasybookUser submitted

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