CND file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cnd - ControlDraw Diagram

The CND document files are related to ControlDraw. The CND file is a ControlDraw Diagram. ControlDraw is a diagram processor. It provides drawing tools, text handling functions and an integrated database for the design, specification and documentation of Process Control Systems.

Document files
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ControlDraw Diagram related extensions:
ControlDraw User Requirements Specifier

.cnd - Melco Condensed Embroidery Data

The CND data files are related to DesignShop. The CND file is a Melco Condensed Embroidery Data. These files are used to store designs for Melco embroidery machines.

Data files
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Melco Condensed Embroidery Data related extensions:
Melco Embroidery Format Data
Melco Embroidery Data

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

Can't open a .cnd 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 .cnd file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cbd, cd, cdn, cgd, chd, cjd, cmd, cn, cnc, cne, cnf, cnr, cns, cnv, cnw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image
NTI CD/DVD-Maker Image
Chordastic Chord
Type3 Design
QuickCAM Pro CNC Machine Tool Path
IBM Rational XDE Component Instance File

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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