What is a .SLD File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .sld extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sld file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SLD file?

The file extension .SLD is from AutoCAD Slide File.The developer of this file extension is Autodesk. The file has the binary format, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SLD file?

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

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

To open the .sld file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SLD 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SLD file?

If you are still unable to open the .SLD file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SLD file.sld – Open Geospatial Consortium. 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 .SLD file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.