What is a .PRO File And How To Open It – KiCad (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pro extension, but you have never seen this extension before? 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 .pro file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PRO file?

The file extension .PRO stands for KiCad Project. The development of this file was done by KiCad. This file belongs to the text format and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PRO file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PRO file on various operating systems.

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PRO 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 KiCad software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PRO file on Mac

To open the .pro file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PRO 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 KiCad software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PRO file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PRO 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .PRO file?

If you cannot open the .PRO file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PRO file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pro – Adobe Systems, .pro – Digia, .pro – IMSI, .pro – Punch! Software, .pro – Renewed Vision, .pro – IBM. 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 .PRO file with the KiCad program on Windows, KiCad program on Mac and KiCad software on Linux.