The File Extensions Database


.CDS File Extension

  • Developer by: Computer Systems Odessa
  • Category: Vector Image Files

What is an .CDS file?

.CDS is ConceptDraw SlideShow

Slide show file created by ConceptDraw PRO, an application used to create business drawings; stores a slide show of your visualized business plan, such as a flowchart, drawing, or diagram.

To create a CDS file, select File → Save As..., name the file, choose the save location, select "ConceptDraw SlideShow" from the "File Format" drop down menu, and click Save.

NOTE: The CDS file is created so you can open your .CDD document immediately in Presentation mode, all you have to do is double-click the CDS file. It is also helpful for sharing presentations with others.

Programs that open ConceptDraw SlideShow
CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO
CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO

How to solve problems with CDS files

  • Associate the CDS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CDS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CDS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CDS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CDS is ConceptDraw SlideShow. Because only the current version supports the latest CDS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Computer Systems Odessa manufacturer website after an available .CDS is ConceptDraw SlideShow update.
  • To make sure that your CDS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.