File Extension Library

.SCH File Extension

  • Developer by: gEDA
  • Category: CAD Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SCH file?

.SCH file extension is created by gEDA. .SCH has been classified as CAD Files. The format of .SCH file is Text.

.SCH is gEDA Schematic File

Schematic file created and used by gEDA, a collection of tools used to design PCB layouts and electronic schematics; contains data that makes up the schematic; includes the gEDA/gaf format version, pictures, and XY coordinates for nets, buses, and components.

Electronic schematics consist of a collection of symbols, or components, nets, and buses. They are used during the schematics capture process in circuit design and once it has been created, it can then be passed to the printed circuit board design process.

List of all softwares that can open the gEDA Schematic File
File Type 2:

SuperCard Help Project File

Developer by: Solutions Etcetera Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Project file created by SuperCard, a visual authoring tool for Mac OS X; stores data for a help project, which contains indexable help content; used for extending the SuperCard Help System.

List of all softwares that can open the SuperCard Help Project File
Solutions Etcetera SuperCard
Solutions Etcetera SuperCard Help
File Type 3:

EAGLE Schematics File

Developer by: Autodesk Category: Data Files

An SCH file contains a schematic, or visual diagram, of a PCB (printed circuit board), created with EAGLE PCB design software. It stores symbols (for logic gates) connected by lines, which represent buses. SCH files are used for creating a actual circuit board (.BRD) files.

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

List of all softwares that can open the EAGLE Schematics File
Autodesk EAGLE
Autodesk EAGLE
Autodesk EAGLE
File Type 4:

Strater Scheme File

Developer by: Golden Software Category: Settings Files Format: Binary

File used by Strater, a program used for visualizing subsurface borehole and well log data; specifies the nomenclature (keywords, data range, lithology, etc.) and the display properties (line, text, symbol, fill, etc.) for design elements that use the nomenclature; enables designs to be created according to standards.

Strater schemes can be created and edited in the Scheme Editor, which is accessed by selecting Tools → Scheme Editor... from the application menu.

List of all softwares that can open the Strater Scheme File
Golden Software Strater
File Type 5:

KiCad Schematic File

Developer by: KiCad Category: CAD Files Format: Text

File created by the Shematic Capture Editor program included in KiCad, a tool suite used for designing PCB layouts and electronic schematics; saves an electronic schematic as it is laid out on the program's drawing canvas.

Electronic schematics are used during the schematics capture process in circuit design. Once the electronic schematic has been created, it can then be passed to the printed circuit board design process.

List of all softwares that can open the KiCad Schematic File

How to Open .SCH file on different platforms

Open .SCH File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SCH
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SCH file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SCH files" Press "Ok"

Open .SCH File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SCH file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SCH File on Linux

Right click on the .SCH file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SCH File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SCH file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SCH File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SCH files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SCH files

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