Open PCB File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs


Filed type: Printed Circuit Board Design
The PCB file extension is used by many file types including the Print Shop Deluxe business card/tbv, the PC-Doctor file, the P-CAD : P-CAD database, MS PowerPoint Settings Application Data File, ACCEL, Protel : Printed Circuit Board files the PADS  and the McCad: Printed Circuit Board.
However, one of the most commonly used is the McCad which is often utilized in the ExpressPCB software developed by McCad.

Detailed information 

Category: Data Files
Files format: Propriety
Open with Windows: Data Files, Mentor Graphics PCB Browser or Board Station, McCAD, CadSoft EAGLE, Altium Designer or P-CAD
Open with Linux: CadSoft EAGLE
The files using the PCB extension are often a model or a design of a PCB or a printed circuit board. A printed circuit board provides connections to different electrical components.
A PCB may also be used to print the physical board. Files with the PCBextension may be saved or stored in an ASCII text format. However, these files also use a standard file format that is supported by different programs.
These files may also be directly opened by the user.