The File Extensions Database


.BRD File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .BRD file?

.BRD is EAGLE Circuit Board File

A BRD file is a CAD file created by EAGLE, an application used for schematic capture and PCB design. It is created with the EAGLE Layout Editor and used for developing design templates for circuitry. BRD files can be saved in the Gerber drill data format, which may be used by CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs.

NOTE: Autodesk EAGLE was formerly known as CadSoft EAGLE. The software was acquired by Autodesk in 2016. EAGLE is short for "Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor."

Programs that open EAGLE Circuit Board File
Windows
Autodesk EAGLE
Mac
Autodesk EAGLE
Linux
Autodesk EAGLE
Web
Autodesk Tinkercad
File Type 2 Cadence Allegro PCB Design File
Developer by: Cadence Design Systems Category: CAD Files Format: Binary

CAD file created by Cadence Allegro PCB Designer, a printed circuit board design program; contains a schematic of an electronic circuit; can be output to several industry standard PCB formats (such as Gerber) or to a .PDF document.

BRD files can be viewed with the Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer, which is provided for free at the Cadence website.

Programs that open Cadence Allegro PCB Design File
Windows
Cadence Allegro PCB Designer
Cadence Allegro Free Physical Viewer
File Type 3 KiCad PCB Design File
Developer by: KiCad Category: CAD Files Format: Text

CAD file created by KiCad, a free, cross-platform electronics design automation (EDA) program; stores a PCB layout and includes electronic components and their connections as drawn on the program's design canvas.

Programs that open KiCad PCB Design File
Windows
KiCad
Mac
KiCad
Linux
KiCad

How to solve problems with BRD files

  • Associate the BRD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BRD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BRD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BRD 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 .BRD is EAGLE Circuit Board File. Because only the current version supports the latest BRD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk manufacturer website after an available .BRD is EAGLE Circuit Board File update.
  • To make sure that your BRD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.