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CDD File Extension

ConceptDraw PRO Document

What is CDD file?

Files with .CDD extension contain diagrams and vector graphics, or scripts written in ConceptDraw Basic. CDD is a binary file saved in proprietary format. The format is used by ConceptDraw PRO software distributed by CS Odessa. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM, which replaced the PRO version, is capable of opening CDD files, but uses a different format for storing created projects, CDDZ, based on XML format. In order to open document created with ConceptDraw using a different application, given CDD file must be converted to other format, such as VSD, VDX, or VSDX. CDD data can also be exported to such graphic formats as SVG, PDF, SWF.

CDD files store such data as:

  • Various types of diagrams, including:
    • Flow diagrams
    • Block diagrams
    • UML, DFD, ERD
    • Network topologies
  • Engineering blueprints
  • Infographics,
  • Business model and process visualizations,
  • Project management documentation,
  • Data visualizations,
  • Other vector-based graphics.

ConceptDraw Basic code stored in CDD files can be used to automate some tasks and processes in ConceptDraw. ConceptDraw was developed in 1999 for Microsoft Windows and macOS. In 2008, the application was integrated into ConceptDraw Office suite. Applications included with the suite, such as Mindmap, Project, or on-line package Solutions, are tools managing business processes, project development, and mindstorming.

Programs which support CDD file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support CDD files. CDD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support CDD file

Updated: 11/08/2021

How to open file with CDD extension?

Problems with accessing CDD may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with CDD extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install ConceptDraw PRO software

Install software to open CDD file Problems with opening and working with CDD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CDD files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install ConceptDraw PRO. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ConceptDraw PRO website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ConceptDraw PRO

Update software that support file extension CDDYou still cannot access CDD files although ConceptDraw PRO is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why CDD files are not compatible with ConceptDraw PRO. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ConceptDraw PRO.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CDD files to ConceptDraw PRO

If you have the latest version of ConceptDraw PRO installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CDD on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CDD file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the CDD file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ConceptDraw PRO is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CDD files and clicking OK.
Associate software with CDD file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CDD file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with CDD extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the CDD file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CDD file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check CDD file for viruses
1. Check the CDD file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the CDD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CDD file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the CDD file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the CDD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with CDD extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ConceptDraw PRO Document file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle ConceptDraw PRO

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CDD files. Close all running programs and try opening the CDD file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ConceptDraw PRO Document files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle CDD files.

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