BDS file format description

Many people share .bds files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bds file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bds files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bds - Cadcorp SIS Base Dataset

The BDS gis files are related to Cadcorp SIS Map Manager. The BDS file is a Cadcorp SIS Base Dataset. Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System which runs on Microsoft Windows and encompasses desktop GIS modules, ActiveX and COM based Developer Kits, web-based GIS software (GeognoSIS) and a mobile data capture solution (mSIS). The Cadcorp SIS Base DataSet format (.bds) allows the combination of all geometric features - points, lines, polygons, images and text - within a single file.

Cadcorp SIS Map Manager
GIS files
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Cadcorp SIS Base Dataset related extensions:
GTViewer Session File
GeoJSON Data
Digital Chart of the World Data
TerraExplorer LOD Parameter Data
Septentrio Binary File
Idrisi Vector Image

.bds - EasyC Project Data

The BDS development files are related to EasyC. The BDS file is an EasyC Project Data. EasyC is a drag-and-drop programming interface, designed to make it easy for students to program Vex Robots in C while learning C syntax at the same time.

Development files
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EasyC Project Data related extensions:
EasyC Source Code
EasyC Project
EasyC v4 Project

.bds - Active-HDL Symbol Sheets Data

The BDS data files are related to Active-HDL. The BDS file is an Active-HDL Symbol Sheets Data. Active-HDL is a Windows based, integrated FPGA Design Creation and Simulation solution for team-based environments.

Data files
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Active-HDL Symbol Sheets Data related extensions:
Active-HDL Design Document
Active-HDL Drawing
Active-HDL Accelerated Waveform Data
Active-HDL State Diagram
Active-HDL Accelerated Waveform Configuration
Active-HDL Waveform Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bds file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bds files. Be especially cautious with .bds files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bds file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bds file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bcs, bd, bdc, bde, bdw, bdx, bdz, bes, bfs, brs, bs, bsd, bss, bvs, bws

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Adobe RoboHelp Browse Sequence
VEDA User Sets File
VisionICE Flat Binary Downloadable
WRAP Beginning Reservoir Storage Data
SQLBase Database
Ben Daglish Music

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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