What is a .ERD File And How To Open It – UMTRI (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .erd 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .erd file extension and how to open it.

What is a .ERD file?

The .ERD file extension is from Engineering Research Division Data File. This file extension belongs to the developer UMTRI. This data related file is in text and binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .erd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ERD file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .erd file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the The Transtec Group ProVAL software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use The Transtec Group ProVAL software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ERD file

2. The second step is locating 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 right click on your file and choose “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 The Transtec Group ProVAL software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ERD file?

If you cannot open the .ERD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .ERD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .erd – DBeaver Community. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ERD file with the The Transtec Group ProVAL program on Windows.