The Four Best Ways to Open BRD Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension BRD is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your BRD file. A few of the most common programs used to open BRD files are listed below. One of them should be able to open your BRD file.

  • WinBoard Project
  • Allegro
  • Winning Bridge Saved Hand
  • RPG Toolkit Board Design File
  • EAGLE Layout Editor Board File
  • BizInt Smart Charts for Pharmaceuticals Data Transfer Format

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your BRD file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.

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Tip: If it’s the BRD file extension, it probably falls under the Data Files type, so any program used for Data Files should open your BRD file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a BRD file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open BRD files in the list below.

Software Developer
WinBoard Project Ivex Design International
Allegro Cadence Design Systems
Winning Bridge Saved Hand Gerald Wilson
RPG Toolkit Board Design File Christopher Matthews
EAGLE Layout Editor Board File CadSoft Computer GmbH
BizInt Smart Charts for Pharmaceuticals Data Transfer Format BizInt Solutions

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a BRD file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your BRD file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.


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