What is a .DCD File And How To Open It – IMSI/Design (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .dcd extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .dcd file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DCD file?

The .DCD file extension stands for DesignCAD Drawing. This file extension was developed by IMSI/Design. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .dcd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DCD file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .DCD file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DCD file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .dcd file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the IMSI TurboCAD Pro software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use IMSI TurboCAD Pro and IMSI DesignCAD software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DCD file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the IMSI TurboCAD Pro software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DCD file?

If you are still unable to open the .DCD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DCD file.dcd – COSECT. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DCD file with the IMSI TurboCAD Pro, IMSI DesignCAD programs on Windows.