Manage Personal Designer Legacy Data

Manage Personal Designer Legacy Data with DraftView

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.



  • Personal Designer, Personal Machinist, Microdraft, microCADDS, 4Design
  • All Revisions of the Above
  • All 2D, 3D and MView Entities
  • All Text Fonts, Including User-Customized Fonts



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


Viewer features

  • Pan and Zoom
  • Layer Visibility Control
  • Print and Batch Print
  • Markup DRW file
  • 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 7/10
  • Unix (SunOS, Solaris or HPUX)