Cadcorp Base Dataset (*.bds)

This is a memory based dataset.

This is the native Cadcorp geometry format with the extension of *.bds that supports complex vector, topological geometry, raster images and 3D items.

It stores all the item’s properties.  A base dataset is single user. If opened by several users at one time, only one user can edit the contents. This user is the owner, and can own or disown a base dataset during a session to share updates with other users.

Note: Only visible layers will be exported to a BDS, invisible layers will NOT be exported.

Arguments to Export API Method

  • clsExport$


  • Cadcorp SIS Desktop
  • Cadcorp SIS ActiveX Modeller
  • Cadcorp SIS ActiveX Manager