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.pcb File Extension

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File type: Printed Circuit Board Design File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pcb. Files with the file extension .pcb can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pcb files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pcb file?

The .pcb file extension is known as a printed circuit board file wherein Printed Circuit Board deals with electrical components and their connections. Printed Circuit Boards are usually used in manufacturing cell phones as well as other equipments and the .pcb files are used for them to function. The .pcb files contribute a lot to the layouts used to print the physical board since it is these files that are usually used to create these layouts. This is used by several design programs. The .pcb file extension is also used by Microsoft PowerPoint; popular program used in creating presentations and slide shows wherein there are various options users can choose in order to enhance the beauty and quality of their presentations. The .pcb files in Microsoft PowerPoint usually contain information about its application settings. Other applications associated with the .pcb file extension are Broderbund, Altium Limited, Quadra Solutions, PADS, and ACCEL.

how to open a .pcb file?

Launch a .pcb file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pcb file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pcb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pcb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pcb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pcb file association errors

applications that open a .pcb file

Altium Designer

Altium Designer

Altium Designer is a type of EDA or ECAD software, which stands for electronic design automation that refers to tools that can be used for designing electronics like integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. Therefore, the Altium Designer is a software for printed circuit boards, but also extended for embedded software design, field-programmable gate array of FPGA software design, and library plus release management automation. One of the features of this software is its schematic capture module, which editing tool on electronic circuits is included that allows a user to manage edit schematic document, component library, and integrate other component distributors for data access and components search. This program also has hierarchical and multi-channel schematics, SPICE mixed-signal circuit simulation, and 3D editing of board. The printed circuit board or PCB design module allows a user or a designer to manage component footprint library, place component, trace routing manually and automatically, multi-channel routing or layout, and others.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pcb files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pcb. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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