PDA File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PDA file?

The .pda file extension is used for a 3D graphics and CAD (computer aided design) file format. Also called Autodesk pond outflow data files, the PDA file format was created by Autodesk, Inc. This company develops CAD / CAM / CAE tools. The software that uses the .pda file format is AutoCAD Civil. This is a CAD program for Windows PCs, which was also developed by Autodesk, Inc.The content of a PDA file mainly consists of 3D graphics and CAD images that are associated with pond outflow data diagrams. These are normally included in an AutoCAD Civil project. These are saved in a file with the .pda file extension. These PDA files are used by the AutoCAD Civil software as resources whenever a user is working on the associated project output file in this program.AutoCAD Civil can be used to open these .pda files. This software can also be used to create and modify a PDA file. There are no known applications that can be used to export these .pda files to other 3D graphics file formats.

How to open PDA 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 PDA for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PDA

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

The Print ShopThe Print ShopUser submitted
The Print Shop Premier EditionThe Print Shop Premier EditionUser submitted
The Print Shop Ensemble IIIThe Print Shop Ensemble IIIUser submitted
The Print Shop Deluxe IIIThe Print Shop Deluxe IIIUser submitted
Print Shop DeluxePrint Shop DeluxeUser submitted
The Print Shop DeluxeThe Print Shop DeluxeUser submitted
The Print Shop Deluxe Ensemble IIThe Print Shop Deluxe Ensemble IIUser submitted
PSXMemToolPSXMemToolUser submitted
SoftMax ProSoftMax ProUser submitted
Accident Reconstruction ProfessionalAccident Reconstruction ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PDA-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 PDA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!