DraftView view and migrate CADDS or Personal Designer drawings. The DraftView solution makes it possible to overcome the limitations of these two old CAD systems requiring significant means of maintaining obsolete systems, and which can create security breaches.
Your legacy CAD data from CADDS or Personal Designer will be directly visualized in DraftView without degradation and can be imported to other CAD systems via a DXF translation.

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.

With DratView for Personnal Designer you can export PD 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, DVPD2DXF can translate a DRW file into DXF in less than a minute. In most cases the translation time is a few seconds per DRW file.

Of the few PD viewers that exist, DraftView has the most complete viewing capabilities. Other PD viewers do not properly display 3D MViews, or support all versions of PD. DraftView supports PD MViews in full 3D, and all versions of Personal Designer. It is the only viewer that can handle all PD text fonts, including customized fonts.

Why use other PD viewers that cannot display all entities 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 PD, have used it in the past, or have inherited PD drawings, 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, PD 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 PD.

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