Visual Integrity PDF Conversion SDK, version 11, offers new features and more API calls. The SDK is for developers who need to convert or edit vector-based PDF files within their application or web-service. Using two API calls, vector PDF files render as editable objects in the target application. The PDF Conversion SDK v11 also extracts text and converts PDF files into images.
The Visual Integrity Conversion SDK includes new API calls and conversion options, general improvements and additional examples. These enhancements include:
- New API functions to control scaling, layer separation, file-naming, Unicode support, clipping, password protection, page extraction, image quality and warnings.
- Options to specify fill, change images to color lines for ellipse rotation.
- Improvements to hidden text functionality, font mapping, Unicode filenames, SVG object styles, EMF kerning, DXF layers, EPS fills, PDF parser and rotation.
Graebert GmbH, leading developer of custom CAD solutions for desktop, mobile and cloud, integrated Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion SDK into ARES® Commander so users could work with PDF drawings. Using the same API, Graebert also built the PDF Import Plugin for Draftsight™.
“Our customers really appreciate the capabilities we’ve added to ARES Commander and DraftSight using Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion API,” says Robert Graebert, CTO of Graebert GmbH. “Being able to snap to an underlay, or, to open and edit a PDF drawing, are really useful, everyday features.”
D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, utilizes Visual Integrity’s Conversion SDK in its PDF Cloud Converter, a notable drawing feature in the company’s System Integrator (SI) platform that improves the PDF insert process for its users.
“Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion SDK enables our customers to generate WMF files within the D-Tools Cloud Converter, and easily insert them directly into Visio while maintaining the drawing scale and high quality vectors of the original file instead of low resolution bitmaps through the standard Visio PDF converter,” said Adam Stone, President and founder of D-Tools. “With support for layers, grouping and scale, it’s helped further streamline the system design and engineering process for our customers, and has working perfectly for over two years and thousands of pages.”
“Our Conversion SDK has matured to a point where developers can integrate it in less than a day”, said Jean Haney, co-founder and CEO of Visual Integrity, “It’s that easy to meet their customers’ demand to open and edit PDF drawings”.
The Visual Integrity PDF Conversion SDK is available in two ways – as a perpetual license with optional maintenance or as an annual subscription. Prices for the perpetual license start at $999 while prices for the annual subscription start at $699/year. An evaluation version may be downloaded on the Visual Integrity web-site.
About Visual Integrity
Visual Integrity is an early pioneer and leader in PDF and vector graphics technologies. Since 1993, Visual Integrity has been developing solutions to reuse, repurpose and unlock vector-based content such as drawings, diagrams and technical illustrations. The company has turned its 25 years of vector graphics expertise into desktop programs, such as pdf2cad and pdf2picture, as well as a PDF SDK framework for developers and systems integrators including the PDF Conversion SDK, PDF Creation SDK and Custom PDF SDK. Visual Integrity has offices in The Netherlands and Portland, Maine.
Graebert GmbH, with over 30 years of experience in the industry, is recognized as a true innovator in desktop, mobile and cloud CAD solutions. Their Trinity of CAD™ concept include multi-platform ARES® Commander for the desktop, ARES Touch™ for smartphones and tablets, and ARES Kudo™, a full browser based solution. Graebert’s OEM CAD engine powers OEM products including Draftsight™ from Dassault Systems, Onshape™ Drawings from OnShape and CorelCAD™ from Corel Corporation. The company, headquartered in Berlin, also has offices in America, Europe and Asia.
D-Tools, Inc., founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low voltage electronic systems. More than 5,500 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process.
Visual Integrity is a registered trademark of Visual Integrity Technologies LLC. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
• pdf2cad v11 offers a new option to specify password protected PDF-files
• Support of Unicode character set
• Enhancements handling unknown character encoding
• Added inch as unit option to DXF/DWG format
• New option to ignore small images or when cropped convert them to color lines
• New option to move image objects to the background
• New option to show warning message if PDF file contains IMAGE objects
• Improved font warnings handling
• Bug fixes and enhancements DXF/DWG formats
• Enhanced PDF interpreter
• New 64-bit version of pdf2cad
• Supports latest operating system releases including Windows 10.0 and Mac OS X Mavericks
• pdf2xxx CL (windows) supports Unicode filenames
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pdf2cad is the premier solution for converting PDF, EPS and Adobe Illustrator files into DWG for AutoCAD as well as DXF, the industry-standard, universal interchange format. Conversion to the HPGL plotting format is also included.
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pdf2picture – Perfect for Web Designers
pdf2picture 9.0 has added support for more popular vector formats. In addition to WMF and EMF, pdf2picture now also creates SVG and EPS. Although extracting editable vector drawings is what makes pdf2piture unique, the image formats are also stunning. Choose either vector or image mode to produce high-quality graphics for use in your print and web publishing. use it for:
- Creating W3C standard SVG graphics for web sites.
- Generating EPS files to send to printers
- Transforming PDF into editable Visio drawings (WMF)
- Editing PDF files in PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator and more
- Generating high-resolution images for web-sites (PNG, JPG, GIF)
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Take your PDF Support to the next level
Visual Integrity is now offering a PDF Import API exclusively for ODA members to significantly expand PDF support with just two API calls. All Open Design Alliance members already using the PDF Underlay, will be able to add “Import and edit PDF” to their features checklist in an afternoon! As an ODA Member in good standing, you have access to Visual Integrity’s PDF Underlay technology for a nominal supplemental annual fee. This initial level of PDF integration plugs directly into the Teigha framework and enables you to render PDF files, generate previews and employ point snapping in your application. The PDF Underlay is available as a member-only exclusive directly from the Open Design Alliance. When your users need to do more with PDF, Visual Integrity can take you seamlessly to the next level. Using our PDF Import API for Teigha, you can enable import and edit features in your application. With just two calls to the engine, you will add valuable new functionality to your software or service. Drawings will be accurate, scalable, editable and rendered with impressive speed. Key features include:
- Two calls to the engine combined with an easy to edit conversion profile deliver impressive results.
- Based on the proven and robust FLY SDK engine
- Sophisticated tuning options to enhance, compensate or improve output
- Font mapping and substitution
- Intelligent object recognition
- Supports separation of drawing layers
- The standard PDF Import API includes PDF input. Additional input formats may be added.
- Includes DXF target format. Additional optional output formats available (see below)
Pricing and Licensing
Additional input or output formats
- Vector: SVG, WMF, EMF, CGM, PDF, EPS, PostScript, HPGL, MIF ($1,995 per year for each vector format)
- Raster: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 8-bit TIFF, B&W TIFF ($1,995 per year for a bundle of all image formats)
- Text: Unicode ASCII ($1,995 per year)
The PDF Import SDK includes the right to distribute the resulting application royalty-free to a maximum of 100 end-users per year. Supplemental license fees apply when this limit is exceeded. Contact us for more information on license expansion programs.
Note: PDF Import requires vector PDF input files to produce editable output. PDF Import is not raster-to-vector software and is limited to generation of a tracing layer from scanned PDF files (raster PDF).
Cogistem has used the FLY CAD SDK to create a plug-in for DesignCAD that enables customers to open and edit PDF files while in the program. Located in Paris, Cogistem is responsible for the localization and sales of DesignCAD for all French-speaking European countries. For more information about the plug-in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Integrity extends PDF integration for ODA’s Teigha® with a new PDF Underlay vastly improving PDF integration for Open Design Alliance members.
Phoenix, AZ, July 11, 2011 – Visual Integrity® and Open Design Alliance (ODA) today announced a comprehensive PDF technology cooperation. Visual Integrity will license their FLY SDK to the ODA to be used as a PDF underlay. Visual Integrity will make additional PDF plug-ins for Teigha, the ODA software development platform for engineering applications. These will allow ODA members to read or import PDF files and render them as editable DWG or DGN files.
“ODA Members will see immediate benefits from adding support for PDF underlays”, said Jean Haney, CEO and co-founder of Visual Integrity. “The rich data resident in the PDF files enables features for their users that accelerate drawing time, such as layer views, line and object snapping, rotation, scaling and other property adjustments. With an additional plug-in, editing the PDF drawing is even possible.”
ODA President Arnold van der Weide stated, “I am excited that we were able to work with Visual Integrity to offer this type of PDF support to the ODA members. Now all ODA members can test the PDF underlay because a test version of the FLY SDK will be included in Teigha.”
About Visual Integrity
Founded in 1993, Visual Integrity has long been a pioneer in PDF and vector graphics technologies. Relied on by high-profile organizations globally, Visual Integrity products convert stored or real-time content into industry-standard vector and image formats. Visual Integrity produces a number of desktop conversion utilities including pdf2image and pdf2picture for Microsoft Office users and pdf2cad for engineers. In addition, the company offers a wide range of multi-platform tools for developers and systems integrators to enable batch process automation and custom application integration.
About the Open Design Alliance
We are a non-profit consortium of 1,200 software developers involved in all areas of design. Members of the ODA are committed to open industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data.
The ODA’s technology platform, Teigha, provides developers tools to create a rich variety of applications. Examples range from custom data access and editing utilities, to visualization projects and full-scale CAD systems. Members cooperate by submitting improvements for the common good, resulting in higher-quality tools.
Our platform supports the use of .dwg, .and .dgn files, and imports and exports many other file formats. It runs on Android, Linux, Mac OS, Unix, and Windows. For more information about us, see www.opendesign.com.
Teigha is the trademark of the Open Design Alliance. Visual Integrity is a registered trademark of Visual Integrity. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Visual Integrity presented at SVG Open, October 17-20, 2011 in Cambridge MA. Our session, “Real Life SVG – Tales from the Trenches” presented the results of a broad, informal survey about SVG acceptance and highlighted several customer examples. The 2011 conference, boasted Google, Microsoft and Adobe as major sponsors. These are some pretty nice endorsements to have. It bodes well for the future of SVG as these companies invest in supporting this open vector Web graphics standard. We saw lots of great examples of products that are based on SVG including Wise Mapping and the veteran SVG editing standard, Inkscape. The SVG world is looking to explode with market adoption of HTML5.
View the presentation by Jean Haney, Visual Integrity co-founder and CEO, from SVG Open 2011.
pdf2cad now supports CAD layers in several different ways. Choose to separate your file upon conversion by colors, line weights or PDF layers. You can also choose not to separate layers. This feature is easily accessed on the “Options, DXF” tab.