What is a .MCD File And How To Open It – Parametric Technology Corporation (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .mcd extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? 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 .mcd file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MCD file?

The file extension .MCD comes from Mathcad Document. This file extension was developed by Parametric Technology Corporation. The file is a data related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .MCD file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the PTC Mathcad Prime 5.0 software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is PTC Mathcad Prime 5.0.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MCD 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the PTC Mathcad Prime 5.0 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .MCD file?

If you cannot open the .MCD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MCD file.mcd – Nemetschek. 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 .MCD file with the PTC Mathcad Prime 5.0 program on Windows.