KeyView - The CAD Viewer

Visualize CAD models with KeyView – the CAD viewer - no CAD license required

KeyView is giving you access to 3D and 2D native CAD models for visual control and provides various functionality for measuring, analyzing, markups, printing, export and more.

  • All major 3D and 2D CAD formats supported
  • Most flexible licensing (node-locked, USB, floating license)
  • Numerous export options
  • Share 3D and 2D PDF files
  • Multiple detailing options / sophisticated Quick Dimension
  • Analysis functionality  (e.g. projected area, thickness, draft angle)
  • Extensive sectioning function / multiple sections
  • Insertion of markups and symbols
  • Unlimited user-defined coordinate systems
  • Building Assemblies from different CAD data (DMU / digital mock-up)
  • Simple alignment functions (e.g. copy, mirroring)
  • Exploded view
  • Multiple languages supported (English, German, Italian, French)

KeyView – the CAD viewer – enables you to visualize and analyze CAD models easily and efficiently - without any CAD license.

KeyView Editions

Our KeyView editions vary in the number of import interfaces and optionally available extensions.

KeyView Free!
Our free viewer opens only STL, IGES, DXF and KeyCreator/KeyView files.

KeyView Basic contains a wide range of import and export interfaces. This "basic version" can be extended with more optionally available interfaces.

A detailed list of all available CAD formats you will find at "Import Formats" and "Export Formats".

That is KeyView: CATIA Viewer, STP Viewer, DWG Viewer, Free DXF Viewer, STEP Viewer, DWF Viewer, IGES Viewer, 3D Viewer, CAD Viewer Free, and much more!

Import Formats

With KeyView – the CAD Viewer – you can access native files:

  • 3D PDF (U3D)
  • 3D XML*
  • ACIS (SAT)
  • AutoCAD DWG, DXF (2D+3D)
  • CADKEY (2D+3D)
  • CADDS*
  • CATIA V4 (2D+3D)*
  • CATIA V5 (2D+3D)*
  • CATIA V6 (2D+3D)*
  • Creo Elements / Pro (2D+3D)*
  • Direct Model (.JT)*
  • Hoops Metafile HMF, Hoops Streamfile HSF
  • I-DEAS*
  • IGES (2D+3D)
  • Image files: BMP, DIB, GIF, JPG, TIFF
  • Inventor (3D)*
  • KeyCreator/Cadkey (2D+3D)
  • KeyView KVD/KCV (2D+3D)
  • OBJ
  • Parasolid
  • PLMXML Siemens (2D+3D)*
  • Pro/Engineer (2D+3D)*
  • Rhino*
  • Robcad*
  • Siemens NX (2D+3D)*
  • SolidEdge (3D)*
  • SolidWorks (2D+3D)*
  • STEP
  • STL (Stereo Lithography)
  • Unigraphics (2D+3D)*
  • Unisurf
  • Universal 3D (U3D)
  • VDA-FS

* Optionally available

That is KeyView: CATIA Viewer, STP Viewer, DWG Viewer, DXF Viewer, STEP Viewer, DWF Viewer, IGES Viewer, 3D Viewer and much more.

Export Formats

  • 3D PDF (U3D)
  • AutoCAD DXF, DWG*
  • CGM3
  • DIB
  • GIF
  • HOOPS Metafile, HOOPS Streamfile, HOOPS Website
  • HPGL/2
  • IGES*
  • JT*
  • JPEG
  • KeyView KVD
  • OBJ
  • Parasolid*
  • PDF
  • STEP*
  • STL
  • TIFF
  • Universal 3D
  • VRML
  • Windows Bitmap
  • Windows Metafile

* Optionally available

Licensing Forms

KeyView – the CAD viewer – offers most flexible licensing forms for all requirements:

Node-locked license:
Software is locked to one computer but not to a certain user. License transfer to another computer is possible upon request.

USB-License (dongle):
USB license (hardwarelock / dongle). Allows flexible use on any computer.

Floating license:
Applicable to any number of computers. A limited number of licenses are shared among a larger number of users over time. When an authorized user wishes to run KeyView, he requests a license from a central license server. If a license is available the license server allows KeyView to run. When he finishes using KeyView the license is reclaimed by the license server and made available to other authorized users.

Add-on Module Advanced Analysis

Optionally available add-on module for KeyView - the CAD viewer:

KeyView Advanced Analysis
The add-on module Advanced Analysis contains extended analysis and markup features such as: draft angle analysis, thickness analysis, shrinkage calculation, interference check (static), projected surface calcuation,...

Prices & Request

KeyView Basic is available for € 450,-

Feel free to contact us – we will be happy to send you a personal quote.

You are using another CAD viewer at the moment and would like to substitute with KeyView? Benefit from our attractive crossgrade conditions!

All prices are net unit prices plus VAT (if applicable).


Free KeyView Trial Version
- supports over 60 common 2D & 3D CAD file formats like e.g. CATIA, NX, PRO/E, STEP, DXF...

Download free 15-day trial version

We will be happy to send you a DVD with your KeyView trial version – please feel free to contact us

KeyView Free!
- supports only DXF, IGES, STL and KeyCreator/KeyView files

KeyView Free! Download

KeyView Product Information
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Downloads for customers
In the download area for our customers, you can download the current version and update your licenses.
Access to the download area for KeyView Customers

System Requirements

Operating System
Recommendation: Windows 10 64 bit
Minimum: Windows 7, Windows Vista Pro oder Windows XP

Recommendation: Intel, Core i7 (quad-core) or dual quad-core Xeons
Minimal: As required by operating system

Recommendation: 8 to 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM or better
Minimal: As required by operating system plus 256 MB per 20 MB of the largest file set

Graphic Board
Recommendation: NVIDIA Quadro / G-Force Series, 1 GB GDDR3 memory or better, 50 GB/s bandwidth or better.
Minimal: As required by operating system

Hard Disk
Minimal / Recommendation: 2 GB free disk space

Service & Support

Tips & Tricks
Tips & Tricks for KeyView – the CAD viewer – useful for you and all KeyView users.

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FAQ - most frequently asked questions about KeyView and their answers.

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Support Hotline
For technical questions and requests about KeyView, please contact our technical support:

Thomas Berkmann
Phone: +49 (0) 7152 9453-65
E-Mail: support(at)

Training Courses

KeyView Basic / Advanced Training Courses
We offer half-day KeyView training courses for every state of knowledge. The training courses take place in Leonberg or Fulda / Germany.

Individual Training
We also offer individual training courses tailored specifically to your needs. They can take place in Leonberg, Fulda or at your premises.

Online Training
With our online training courses you can get the most out of your spent time. You will save long travel times as well as high travel expenses.

Contact us now!


On our YouTube channel you will find some helpful videos about KeyView – the CAD viewer.


Have a look at our other products:
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Jochen Layer

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Technical Support

Thomas Berkmann

+49 7152 9453-65

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