File Extension Library

.GSD File Extension

  • Developer by: PROFIBUS & PROFINET International
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: XML

What are .GSD files and how to open them?

Can't open .GSD file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .GSD file.

What is a .GSD file extension?

.GSD file extension is created by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International. .GSD has been classified as Text Files. The format of .GSD file is XML.

.GSD is General Station Description File

ASCII text configuration file used for PROFIBUS DP (Decentralized Peripherals) or PA (Process Automation) devices; contains keywords and configuration information separated by line breaks; can be created with a text editor, the PROFIBUS GSD Editor, or another tool that supports PROFIBUS.

PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) is a set of computer network protocols used by networked devices in automated manufacturing. GSD files describe device communication features, which enable control and interoperability of sensors, motors, switches, actuators, and other components on a PROFIBUS network.

General Station Description files also use these language-specific extensions:

  • ".gse" - English
  • ".gsf" - French
  • ".gsg" - German
  • ".gsi" - Italian
  • ".gsp" - Portugese
  • ".gss" - Spanish
NOTE: GSD files are also used for PROFINET IO devices, but they use the ".xml" extension and are based on the GSDML XML format. GSD previously stood for "Generic Station Description."

List of all softwares that can open the General Station Description File
OMRON CX-Profibus
Siemens SIMATIC Manager
Microsoft Notepad
File Type 2:

Graphtec Vector Graphics File

Developer by: Graphtec Category: Vector Image Files

Vector graphics image format developed by Graphtec; used for creating cutting templates for Craft ROBO and Wishblade and craft cutters; can create designs used for crafts, such as adhesives, laminates, t-shirt silk screens, and other printed designs.

GSD files are also supported by Accugraphic Klic-N-Kut scrapbook cutting machines. The Cutting Master ROBO plugin for Adobe Illustrator allows the program to plot directly to the cutter or plotter, but does not enable Illustrator to read GSD files.

How to fix problems with .GSD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GSD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GSD file format
  2. You need to check the .GSD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)