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Details of extension .gds2

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .gds2 file?
  • Which program can create the .gds2 file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .gds2 format?
  • What can convert .gds2 files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .gds2 extension?

0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) in our database

GDSII Document .gds file icon

GDSII Document

GDS file is a GDSII document. GDSII is a database file format which is the de facto industry standard for data exchange of integrated circuit or IC layout artwork.
Category: Document files
Application: EVTView
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
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Other types of files may also use the .gds2 file extension. If you have helpful information about .gds2 extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

GD Library 2 Image
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Gerber Drill Drawing Data
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The .gds2 filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

gds (18), gd2 (12), ds2 (4)

Can't open a .gds2 file?

If you want to open a .gds2 file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .gds2 association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.gds2

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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