What is a .SCAD File And How To Open It – OpenSCAD (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .scad 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. In this article we will explain what .scad file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SCAD file?

The .SCAD file extension is OpenSCAD Script. The creator of this file extension is OpenSCAD. 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 .scad file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SCAD file?

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

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

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SCAD 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, 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 OpenSCAD software that 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 .SCAD file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the OpenSCAD software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use OpenSCAD software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SCAD 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenSCAD software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SCAD file on Linux

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SCAD 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenSCAD software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SCAD file?

If you cannot open the .SCAD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SCAD file.scala – EPFL, .scap – EFI Firmware File, .scar – SCAR, .scb – SCS Software, .scb – Scala. 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 .SCAD file with the OpenSCAD program on Windows, OpenSCAD program on Mac and OpenSCAD software on Linux.