File Extension Library

.SLD File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .SLD files and how to open them?

Can't open .SLD 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 .SLD file.

What is a .SLD file extension?

.SLD file extension is created by Autodesk. .SLD has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .SLD file is Binary.

.SLD is AutoCAD Slide File

Slide file created by the "mslide" program, which is included as part of the AutoCAD software installation; contains an image capture that is taken using the current view of the drawing; used for presentation materials during design reviews.

Multiple SLD files may be compiled into a slide library (.SLB file) using the program "slidelib," which is bundled with AutoCAD installations. Slides and slide libraries may also be viewed with the "vslide" utility.

List of all softwares that can open the AutoCAD Slide File
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
File Type 2 Styled Layer Descriptor File
Developer by: Open Geospatial Consortium Category: GIS Files Format: XML

GIS file created in the Styled Layer Descriptor format, an XML format used for specifying the display of map layers; can describe both raster and vector data and may include colors, labels, fonts, legend specifications, and other information.

SLD files are used by a protocol called the Web Map Service (WMS). This service is used for generating map images over a network using a GIS database. When a database is queried, an SLD file is used for specifying how the map is presented to the end user.

NOTE: You can export map layers from ESRI ArcMap by selecting map layers and then choosing Export → Export Layer Style to SLD....

List of all softwares that can open the Styled Layer Descriptor File
AtlasStyler SLD editor
AtlasStyler SLD editor
AtlasStyler SLD editor

How to fix problems with .SLD files

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