They can retrieve data, I have a backup hard drive that I backed up all my designs but they cannot retrieve the programs that made the data.
Since the programs were 12years or older I cannot get a computer that will run them, the new versions are prohibitively expensive.
DevCad products will take a bit to learn but I will get proficient in them as I were in Inventor and Autocad...
As soon as it gets a little cooler I will start one of the projects I had been working on with the new cad programs. It will be a blog entry.
I follow your F86, nice work. Looking forward to seeing it fly.