File Extension Library

.SDL File Extension

  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SDL file?

.SDL file extension has been classified as Data Files. The format of .SDL file is Text

.SDL is Scene Description Language File

File format used by ray tracing, GIS, and mapping programs such as Autodesk MapGuide; specifies the elements required to render a scene, such as models, lights, and animations; may vary in format depending on the specific implementation of the Scene Description Language (SDL), but is generally stored in ASCII text or XML.

SDL files can be used for storing maps, 2D and 3D scenes, and other scenes.

List of all softwares that can open the Scene Description Language File
Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server
Safe Software FME Desktop with MapGuide SDL Reader/Writer
File Type 2 Service Description Language File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Developer Files Format: Text

File used by Microsoft Visual Studio, a software development application; used as the precursor format to .WSDL (Web Service Description Language), and is not commonly used anymore; describes the capabilities of a software service.

List of all softwares that can open the Service Description Language File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .SDL file on different platforms

Open .SDL File on Windows

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

Open .SDL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SDL 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 .SDL File on Linux

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

Open .SDL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SDL 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 .SDL 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 .SDL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SDL files

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