Manage CADDS Legacy Data

Manage CADDS Legacy Data with DraftView

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)