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DSN file format description

DSN file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DSN files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DSN file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DSN files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Cadence OrCAD Design

The DSN file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer, serving as a Cadence OrCAD Design. Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer contains a fully integrated design flow that includes a constraint manager, design capture technology, component tools, a PCB editor, an auto/interactive router, and interfaces for manufacturing and mechanical CAD. Visit the website of Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer for a detailed description of the DSN format.

Application:Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Cadence OrCAD Design related extensions

  • gv Graphviz DOT File
  • o3m Ortho 3D Model Document
  • sdd StarOffice Presentation
  • crv3d Vectric Aspire Document

#2 SPECCTRA Design File

The DSN file is categorized under Data. It is associated with KiCad, serving as a SPECCTRA Design File. SPECCTRA is the most used product for automatic pcb routing. Its shape based routing technology can be added to most pcb tools on the market like OrCAD and Allegro. Visit the website of KiCad for a detailed description of the DSN format.

Application:KiCad
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

SPECCTRA Design File related extensions

  • brd KiCad Board Layout File
  • cmp KiCad Parts-to-module Assignments Data
  • kicad_pcb KiCad PCB Design Document
  • net KiCad Netlist Data

#3 CD Stomper Pro Data

The DSN file is categorized under Data. It is associated with CD Stomper Pro, serving as a CD Stomper Pro Data. The CD Stomper Pro is a complete CD labeling hardware and software system. It seems that CD Stomper Pro is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:CD Stomper Pro
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

CD Stomper Pro Data related extensions

  • swk StudyWorks! Teaching Pro: Mathematics Complete Save
  • vwl Qualcomm Vuforia Word List
  • imr Inertial Explorer IMU Data
  • wand GarageBand Magic Template

#4 ODBC Data Source Name

The DSN data file serves as a ODBC Data Source Name. Data Source Name (DSN) is a data structure that contains the information about a specific database that an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver needs in order to connect to it. DSN file contains the relevant information within a text file.

Application:-
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ODBC Data Source Name related extensions

  • tpa GROMACS ASCII Input File
  • pixadex CandyBar Pixadex Icon
  • chi CUHP Input Data
  • vnp Sable Model Data

#5 Proteus Electronics Design

The DSN file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Proteus, serving as a Proteus Electronics Design. Proteus is a design software developed by Labcenter Electronics for electronic circuit simulation, schematic capture and PCB design. Visit the website of Proteus for a detailed description of the DSN format.

Application:Proteus
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Proteus Electronics Design related extensions

  • lxk Proteus License Key
  • lyt Proteus Electronics Layout
  • mxi Proteus Data
  • pdsbak Proteus Project Backup

#6 ISIS Schematic Capture Data

The DSN file is categorized under Data. It is associated with ISIS, serving as an ISIS Schematic Capture Data. ISIS is a full hydrodynamic simulator for modelling flows and levels in open channels and estuaries and is at the heart of the system. Visit the website of ISIS for a detailed description of the DSN format.

Application:ISIS
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ISIS Schematic Capture Data related extensions

  • exy ISIS GIS Diagnostic Data
  • gxy ISIS GIS Visualiser Schematic Data
  • ied ISIS Event Data File
  • ief ISIS Control File

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The DSN filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DSN file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DSN file.

To set the DSN file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DSN file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DSN files with care

Exercise caution when handling DSN files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DSN files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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