CADS Viewer

CADS Viewer is intended for viewing and printing out CAD drawings. It also includes basic drawing, editing and printing features, which also make it suitable for practicing the use of basic CADS software features. CADS Viewer does not allow saving.

With CADS Viewer, you can:

1. Open DRW, DWG and DXF files – both in 2D and in 3D

CADS Viewer opens a variety of different CAD file formats. In addition to CADS’ own DRW format, you can also open DWG and DXF files with the Viewer software. CADS Viewer can read both 2D and 3D files.

2. Open IFC data models

CADS Viewer also supports data model-based design, which is becoming increasingly common in the construction field. With Viewer, you can open IFC models compliant with the IFC 2x3 CV 2.0 standard, such as architectural, structural, HVAC and electrical models. You can add several models to a single drawing, creating combination models.

3. Use the versatile printing functions

The versatile printing functions of the CADS software are also available in CADS Viewer. For example, you can print out drawings

  • Based on the paper size (you can easily see how much fits on the paper);
  • In pieces (when a large drawing needs to be printed out on smaller pieces of paper in several parts);
  • Or as frame printouts (using the existing drawing frames in the drawing).

With the user-friendly printing settings, you can change the appearance of the printouts in a wide variety of ways, such as the line thickness.

4. Use predefined layer and printing routines for CADS Electric drawings

CADS Viewer has predefined special functions for the layer processing and printing of drawings created with the CADS Electric software.

You can easily navigate between the different sheets of schemas created with the aforementioned software. There is a special function for the easy printing of different sheets of a schema from one or more drawing files.

5. Practice using the main features

CADS Viewer can also be used to practice using the main features of the CADS software. However, it should be noted that the Viewer software does not include the functionalities of field-specific CADS software.


CADS’ excellent and widely recognised DWG compatibility ensures that you can open DWG drawings as old as dating from the 1980s flawlessly!

How to get CADS Viewer

Click here and download CADS Viewer software - free of charge!