CDW File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CDW file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CDW files.

What is a CDW file?

A .CDW file is a CeledyDraw drawing file. These CDW files contain the images and drawings created in CeledyDraw, a graphic design and desktop publishing software. You can create artwork, diagrams, flowcharts, business logos, and much more.

How to open CDW files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CDW for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDW openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CDW

While CeledyDraw drawing is a popular type of CDW-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CDW extension.

The CDW file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a CDW opener may not be able to open all kinds of CDW files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited CDW viewer.

KOMPAS Drawing

Through our analysis of CDW files, we know that one use of the format is KOMPAS Drawing. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDW openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CDW files. Remember, different programs may use CDW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

C-DesignC-DesignUser submitted
CascadeCascadeUser submitted
CorelWEB.GRAPHICSCorelWEB.GRAPHICSUser submitted
KOMPASKOMPASUser submitted
WebSmartWebSmartUser submitted
DATA BECKER Creative MindMap proDATA BECKER Creative MindMap proUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
CanoDraw ApplicationCanoDraw ApplicationUser submitted
Corel WebMasterCorel WebMasterUser submitted
ConceptDraw V ProfessionalConceptDraw V ProfessionalUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CDW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CDW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!