The File Extensions Database


.ARD File Extension

  • Developer by: Esko
  • Category: CAD Files

What is an .ARD file?

.ARD is ArtiosCAD Workspace File

Drawing or 3D design created with ArtiosCAD, a structural design program for creating packaging designs; may be saved by ArtiosCAD or exported by other Esko software programs that support the ArtiosCAD Export Plug-in.

How to solve problems with ARD files

  • Associate the ARD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARD is ArtiosCAD Workspace File. Because only the current version supports the latest ARD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Esko manufacturer website after an available .ARD is ArtiosCAD Workspace File update.
  • To make sure that your ARD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.