DraftView for CADDS

View and Migrate CADDS data

DraftView reads your CADDS data directly, without requiring a CADDS license. CADDS designs are displayed completely, as they appeared in CADDS, with all 3D, 2D and Parametric entities.

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. With a proven DXF translator, DraftView uses the latest technology to create superior CADDS to DXF translations. 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.

DraftView has an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. It can be installed and licensed on individual PCs, or "floated" from a network server.

With DraftView, accessing CADDS designs has never been easier or less expensive!

Access CADDS Designs Directly

DraftView is the convenient way to 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.

What You See Is What You Get!

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.

With DraftView you can export CADDS designs to other CAD systems using the popular DXF file 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 called "DV4X2DXF" is provided for batch DXF translating. DV4X2DXF can queue thousands of CADDS parts for processing. Depending on file size and complexity, DV4X2DXF can translate a CADDS drawing into DXF in less than 2 seconds, on a 3 Ghz Pentium 4 PC. In most cases the translation time is only about 1 second per CADDS drawing.

input

Input

  • CADDS 3, CADDS 4X, CADDS 5, CADDS 5i®
  • 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

output

Output

  • 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

features

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

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Configuration

  • network or stand-alone license
  • Windows (XP to 7)
  • Unix (SunOS, Solaris or HPUX)
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