What is a .FCSTD File And How To Open It – FreeCAD (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .fcstd extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .fcstd file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .FCSTD file?

The .FCSTD file extension is from FreeCAD Document. The creator of this file extension is FreeCAD. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .fcstd file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .FCSTD file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .FCSTD file on your operating system/device.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .fcstd file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the FreeCAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FreeCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .FCSTD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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 FreeCAD software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .FCSTD file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .fcstd file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the FreeCAD software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: FreeCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .FCSTD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the FreeCAD software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .FCSTD file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .fcstd file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the FreeCAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is FreeCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .FCSTD file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the FreeCAD software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .FCSTD file?

If you are still unable to open the .FCSTD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .FCSTD file.fcstd1 – FreeCAD, .fct – Salty Brine Software, .fcw – Evolution Computing, .fcz – Bondware, .fd – LaTeX Font Definition File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .FCSTD file with the FreeCAD program on Windows, FreeCAD program on Mac and FreeCAD software on Linux.