SCH File Type

- The quick facts

What are SCH files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SCH 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 SCH file?

SCH files have multiple uses, and DProtel Schematic is one of them.

DProtel Schematic

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 SCH files

Important: Different programs may use files with the SCH file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SCH 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 SCH openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .SCH

While DProtel Schematic is a popular type of SCH-file, we know of 11 different uses of the .SCH extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MicroSim/OrCAD PSpice Schematic

We know that one SCH format is MicroSim/OrCAD PSpice Schematic. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

SCH opener for Windows

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

OrCAD PSpiceOrCAD PSpiceVerified

More file formats using the SCH extension

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

  • EAGLE Circuit Schematic
  • ExpressSCH Schematic
  • GFA Raytrace Compressed Image
  • KiCad Schematic
  • OrCAD SDT Schematic
  • P-CAD Schematic
  • Personal CAD PC-CAPS Database
  • Proton Language Schema
  • Qucs Schematic

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ExpressSCHExpressSCHUser submitted
OrCAD CaptureOrCAD CaptureUser submitted
Schedule BoardSchedule BoardUser submitted
PADSPADSUser submitted
Microsoft ScheduleMicrosoft ScheduleUser submitted
Altium DesignerAltium DesignerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
Autodesk EAGLEAutodesk EAGLEUser submitted
PADSViewerPADSViewerUser submitted
Oxygen XML EditorOxygen XML EditorUser submitted

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