PCB File

What are PCB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PCB 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 PCB file?

PCB files have multiple uses, and ACCEL/Protel Printed Circuit Board Design is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

ACCEL/Protel Printed Circuit Board Design

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PCB files

We have identified two PCB openers that are compatible with this specific type of PCB file.

Programs that open ACCEL/Protel Printed Circuit Board Design files

Altium DesignerAltium DesignerVerified
Protel SEProtel SEVerified

Last updated: January 16, 2023

All known file formats using extension .PCB

While ACCEL/Protel Printed Circuit Board Design is a popular type of PCB-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .PCB file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

CADSTAR Printed Circuit Board Design

We know that one PCB format is CADSTAR Printed Circuit Board Design. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

PCB opener for Windows

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

CADSTARCADSTARVerified

P-CAD Printed Circuit Board Design

We know that one PCB format is P-CAD Printed Circuit Board Design. 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 PCB files

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

Altium DesignerAltium DesignerVerified

The Print Shop Deluxe Business Card

We know that one PCB format is The Print Shop Deluxe Business Card. 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 PCB files

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

The Print ShopThe Print ShopVerified

More file formats using the PCB extension

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

  • PCB ASCII Printed Circuit Board
  • SmARTWORK Printed Circuit Board Design

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
ExpressPCBExpressPCBUser submitted
PADSPADSUser submitted
pcbepcbeUser submitted
PCB WizardPCB WizardUser submitted
real PCBreal PCBUser submitted
Print Shop DeluxePrint Shop DeluxeUser submitted
PCB ApplicationPCB ApplicationUser submitted
Solid EdgeSolid EdgeUser submitted
PowerPCBPowerPCBUser submitted

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