View and export to DXF your Personal Designer legacy data with DraftView

View and migrate Personal Designer models

DraftView reads your Personal Designer data directly, without requiring a native license. DraftView for PD is the most complete solution available for managing Personal Designer CAD data. Designs are displayed completely, as they appeared in Personal Designer, with all 3D, 2D and MView entities.

View, print, or export your Personal Designer DRW files from the convenience of Microsoft Windows, without the restrictions of Personal Designer's DOS requirements. Support for DRW files created by Personal Machinist, microCADDS, MicroDraft and 4Design is also included.

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. With a proven DXF translator, DraftView uses the latest technology to create the best available PD to DXF translations. 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.

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 PD drawings has never been easier!



  • 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)