Files that contain the file extension XSD are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include XML, AutoDesk, and ICQ 6. XSD files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension XSD is related to XML, the file is a source code and script file type that contains data which describes an XML schema which instructs a device to carry out document structure rules which are created by the end user. XML Schema is a format standard set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
XSD files that are associated with AutoDesk are a CAD file type that contains objects, lines, mathematical calculations, and other elements used with a Computer Aided Design program. AutoDesk is a CAD application used for the architectural, engineering, and manufacturing industries.
If the file extension XSD is created with ICQ 6, it is a web file type that contains settings, preferences, and configurations for the ICQ 6 application. ICQ is a chat application offered by AOL that is widely used in Europe for online communications.
How to Open XSD Files
XSD files that are classified as an XML Schema files can be opened using a variety of different software applications. If you use Windows, you can open XSD files using Microsoft Visual Studio, which is a developer application available for download on the Microsoft website. You can also use XML Studio 2012, which is an XML editor available as a free trial download on the Liquid Technologies website.
For Mac OS X, you can open XML Schema files using oXygen XML Editor, which is available in a free trial version on the oXygen XML website. You can also use BBEdit which is a text, code, and markup editor by Bare Bones Software available as a paid download in the Mac App Store.
You can also use any text editing program to open XML Schema files. If you use Windows, you can open XSD files using WordPad or Notepad. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system you can use AbiWord, gEdit, or Vim.
XSD files that are associated with AutoDesk can be opened using AutoCAD, which is available as a free trial download on the AutoDesk website. AutoCAD is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and higher.
If the XSD file is related to ICQ 6, you must use the ICQ chat program, which is available on the AOL website. ICQ is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.