The file extension ASD is associated with more than one dozen programs and applications and various file types. Some of the programs and applications include Microsoft Word, ASD Archiver, Alphacam, Astound, Origins Embroidery Designs, and an Advanced Streaming Format. ASD files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the ASD file extension is related to Microsoft Word, the file is categorized as a backup file type that contains documents which have been automatically saved by the Microsoft Word application. ASD files are used by various versions of Word with the exception of the latest edition which uses the WBK file extension for auto-save backup files. Microsoft Word is a word processing program which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity applications.
ASD files which are part of ASD Archiver are a compressed archive file type that contains a variety of different data which has been compressed using the ASD Archiver utility program. ASD Archiver is a Swedish compression utility application which is used with MS-DOS, Windows, and the Linux operating system.
If the file extension ASD is associated with Alphacam, the file is defined as a CAD file type which stores Computer Aided Design drawings used for various woodworking products. Alphacam is a CAD program created by Planit Solutions, Inc. which is used in the woodworking industry for the design and manufacture of wood products.
ASD files which are created with Astound are categorized as a graphics file type that contains a presentation created with the Astound application. Astound is a presentation software application created by Gold Disk Inc. which provides tools for creating slideshows, handouts, demos, kiosk presentations, and more.
If the file extension ASD is part of Origins Embroidery Design, the file is classified as a graphics file type that contains outlines of images used for an embroidery stitch design. The outlines remain in the ASD file to allow for full editing capability when the ASD file is imported into the Origins program. Origins Embroidery Design is created by Origins Software Technologies and is used to create embroidery designs from photos and images.
ASD files which are defined as an Advanced Streaming Format (ASF) are a video file type which stores multimedia in an extensible file format that supports delivery over a wide variety of media applications, protocols, and networks. ASF is known for its advanced capabilities for video streaming, including component downloads, multilingual support, content management, and many other capabilities.
How to Open ASD Files
Since the file extension ASD is associated with more than one dozen programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ASD files can be opened by many different applications, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the ASD file is part of Microsoft Word, it can be opened using the specific version of Microsoft Word which created the file. Microsoft Word is typically included in the Windows operating system or it can be obtained as part of Microsoft Office on the Microsoft Store website. Depending upon the version of Microsoft Word, the application is also compatible with Mac OS X.
ASD files which are created with ASD Archiver can be opened using the ASD Archiver compression utility program. ASD Archiver is available on the Passagen Software website and is designed for use with MS-DOS, Windows, and the Linux operating system. This type of ASD file can also be opened using ZipZag, which is an advanced archiver that is capable of handling hundreds of different file extensions. ZipZag is available on the ZipZag website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
ASD files which are related to Alphacam can be opened using the Alphacam Computer Aided Design (CAD) application. Alphacam is available in a paid version with license activation on the Alphacam website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.
If the file extension ASD originates from Astound, the file can be opened using Astound 2.0 multimedia presentation package. Astound 2.0 is available on the Astound website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
ASD files which are part of Origin can be opened using the Origins Embroidery Design software application. Origins Embroidery Design is available on the Sew Creative website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.
If the file extension ASD is defined as an Advanced Streaming Format, you can open the file using Windows Media Player which is typically included in the Windows operating system. Windows Media Player is also available for download on the Microsoft website. You can also opt to use a multiplatform media application such as VLC Media Player to open ASD files. VLC Media Player is an open source media player available as a free download on the VideoLAN website and is designed to be used with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.