.CDM File Extension

2 file types use the .cdm file extension.

NTI CD-Maker Image

Developer NTI
3.7  |  10 Votes

What is a CDM file?

Disk image created by NTI CD-Maker (now NTI Media Maker), a program used for burning and copying CDs; referred to by the software as a "Virtual CD-Image," which stores the data necessary for burning a disc.

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NOTE: NTI Media Maker still uses CDM files for disc images.

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Conceptual Data Model

Developer SAP
2.0  |  1 Vote

A CDM file may also be a data model created by SAP PowerDesigner, an enterprise modeling and design program. It stores a data model diagram that includes data items, entities, relationships, association links, notes, and shapes. CDM files also store metadata, such as the creator, creation date, and modification dates of the model.

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Screenshot of a .cdm file in SAP PowerDesigner 16
CDM file open in SAP PowerDesigner 16

The purpose of the Conceptual Data Model (CDM) format is to store the conceptual structure of an information system. CDM files are a more abstract version of a Logical Data Model (LDM file) or Physical Data Model (.PDM file).

To create a CDM file with Power Designer:

  1. Select File → New Model.
  2. Click the "Information" category.
  3. Choose the "Conceptual Data" category item and click OK.
  4. Select File → Save.

How to open a CDM file

You can open CDM files with SAP PowerDesigner in Windows. To open a CDM file with Power Designer, select File → Open.

Programs that open CDM files


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