Opening MECHDAT files

Have a problem opening a .MECHDAT file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what MECHDAT files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .MECHDAT file type?

The verbose filename extension .mechdat belongs to the Mechanical Input (.dsdb, .mechdat) file type/format used mainly by the Mechanical module of the ANSYS Workbench software (ANSYS, Inc.). ANSYS Workbench is a powerful commercial suite of modeling, simulation, design, and engineering tools targeting different areas of application. When working on a mechanical model or system in ANSYS Workbench, one can duplicate it and export as a .mechdat file.

The .mechdat file stores mesh data of a mechanical system or model. Along with the legacy .dsdb format, .mechdat belongs to the generic "Importable Mechanical Files" file type, and such files can be directly imported into ANSYS Workbench using the Import function. Mainly used as medium for exporting mechanical models and systems, mechanical input files (.dsdb, .mechdat) are usually imported together with their associated geometry files (.agdb). Besides ANSYS Workbench, .mechdat and .dsdb files can be opened by different Workbench readers and other ANSYS products such as ANSYS FLUENT or others.

Software to open or convert MECHDAT files

You can open MECHDAT files with the following programs: 

Popular formats