DraftView for CADDS view, print or export CADDS designs. Reading CADDS designs directly has many advantages. For viewing purposes, it eliminates the overhead of storing CADDS drawings as duplicate image files. Direct viewing also provides greater functionality, such as layer and view control. These capabilities are not possible with duplicate non-CAD files, such as CGM, HPGL or raster images. With DraftView you always view the actual CADDS design, eliminating the potential for viewing "stale" image files.

With DratView for CADDS you can export CADDS drawings to DXF format. This can be done individually, while viewing a drawing, or any number of drawings can be "batch" translated automatically. Both methods have a generous set of output options which control various aspects of DXF file creation.

A small Windows program is provided for batch DXF translating. Thousands of PD drawings can be processing in one shot. Depending on file size and complexity, DV4X2DXF can translate a CADDS drawing into DXF in less than a minute. In most cases the translation time is a few seconds per DRW file.

Of the few CADDS viewers that exist, DraftView has the most complete viewing capabilities. Other CADDS viewers only display the 3D model, and do not display important information, such as dimensions and text. DraftView displays 3D models and all 2D text, dimensions and Feature Control Symbols. It is the only viewer that can handle all 26 CADDS text fonts, including Kanji fonts.

Why use other CADDS viewers that do not display all entities, require a CADDS license, or perform extra "import" steps for viewing? DraftView has none of these restrictions and is the least expensive of them all.

What You See Is What You Get!

Whether you still use CADDS, have used it in the past, or have inherited CADDS data, DraftView is the best tool for handling this legacy information.

DraftView was introduced 20 years ago, when Computervision was still the dominant CAD vendor in the industry. With thousands of DraftView installations worldwide, the product has matured according to customer's needs.

As a complete CAD system, CADDS itself was a large program that was difficult for some users to learn. By contrast, DraftView is much easier for the casual user to learn and use. DraftView is also much less expensive than an installation of CADDS.

In many cases the solution for legacy CAD data is translation into other CAD systems. DraftView can export CADDS drawings using the popular DXF format. DXF exports can be done individually as needed, or in "batch", by the thousands. As a CADDS viewer, DraftView's distinct advantage over other translators is that you can view precisely what is being translated.



  • Single and Double Precision CADDS parts
  • All Explicit Mode Entities
  • All Parametric Mode entities
  • All Draw, Detail and Model Mode entities
  • 3D Model Views
  • All CADDS Text Fonts
  • CADDS Hidden Line Removal (HLR)
  • CAMU Component Part Selection



  • Export CADDS as DXF, TIFF or JPG files
  • Batch Export CADDS as DXF
  • Command Line CADDS to DXF options
  • Export CADDS as PDF or HPGL files (via printer drivers)
  • Copy/Paste CADDS Images Into Other Windows Applications


Viewer features

  • Pan and Zoom
  • Layer Visibility Control
  • Print and Batch Print
  • CADDS Markup
  • Rotate 3D Model Views
  • Measure Distances (3D, 2D, intersections, endpoints, etc)
  • Verify Entity Information
  • Count Entities
  • View/Print: DWG, DXF, CGM, TIFF, JPG, CALS, HPGL and others



  • network or stand-alone license
  • Windows (XP to 10)
  • Unix (SunOS, Solaris or HPUX)