Files with cds extension are used for the ChemDraw molecule editor. Files include saved stationery document data.

There are 4 other file types using
the CDS file extension!

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CDS file extension - ChemDraw stationery document file

What is cds file? How to open cds files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The cds file extension is associated with the ChemDraw molecule editor scientific software for Mac and Windows. The .cds files contain saved stationery document data in ChemDraw molecule drawing file format.

The default software associated to open cds file:

ChemDraw icon

CambridgeSoft Corporation logoChemDraw  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
CambridgeSoft Corporation

ChemDraw includes Struct=Name, ChemDraw/Excel and ChemNMR. Create stereochemically correct structures from chemical names, and get accurate IUPAC names for structures. Estimate NMR spectra from a ChemDraw structure with direct atom to spectral correlation.

Help how to open:

Use ChemDraw to open .cds stationery document files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cds file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .cds file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cds file, edit cds file, convert cds file, view cds file, play cds file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cds files.

Software that open cds file - ChemDraw stationery document file

Programs supporting the exension cds on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ChemDraw for open cds file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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