integrated the FLY SDK into their LinkOne Publishing System to enable import of PDF and EPS graphics as Windows Metafiles. ABB LinkOne is a graphical content delivery solution that provides correct and timely part information to a large and geographically dispersed network of dealers and operators. Accuracy and reliability were of paramount importance. In addition, because Visual Integrity could simulate features that were missing in the translation between file formats, the results were precise and impressive.
Powering High volume, Real-time Conversions.
Change Healthcare, formerly Emdeon, designs and operates the single largest financial and administrative network in the United States healthcare system. As such, the Intelligent Healthcare Network™ deals with an astounding number of documents every day. In order to facilitate a fast and streamlined workflow process while insisting on the high-quality, Change Healthcare chose the Metafile Server to move high-volume PDF print streams into their Windows automated printing and archiving system as EMF files.
The SRI Corporation was once part of Stanford University and is now one of the world’s most diverse independent R&D organizations. SRI provides superior support to a diverse customer base in Manufacturing & Sourcing, Engineering & Services and Consulting & Training. One of their projects required a platform that could transform PDF files into editable and searchable HPGL files. PDF FLY was a unique solution which delivered what they needed – to move wiring diagrams saved as PDF into a proprietary CAD viewer.
SDL provides content and document management solutions that streamline the information creation and delivery process. They integrated the PDF SDK into their XML Professional Publisher (XPP) to enable import of PDF pages as EPS files. XPP, an automated XML publishing engine, is widely used in publishing, technical documentation, financial, government, high tech, aerospace and defense industries. XPP is a key component of some of the most sophisticated, high-production publishing systems in the world.
Merck & Co. is a global healthcare company committed to improving health and well-being around the world, They use PDF Server to convert PDF documents into the EPS format as part of their high-volume production system that produces regulatory submissions to the FDA. Over the years that Merck has been a Visual Integrity customer, we have added several custom features and enhancements to our engine in order to ensure absolute conversion accuracy of even the most arcane symbols and equations thus providing the highest fidelity output possible for these critical FDA submissions.
Convert Graphics from NATO Members
Raytheon’s Electronic Warfare Systems is a world leader in the development and production of EW system solutions for strategic and tactical aircraft, helicopters, and surface ships for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and their international counterparts. They chose PDF FLY to move technical graphics from multinational NATO contract vendors into their own commercial AIMSS IETM system as ActiveCGM-compatible CGM files.
PDF FLY was chosen for several key reasons:
- PDF FLY easily handles both PostScript and EPS,
- PDF FLY provides the utmost flexibility for font mapping and embedding
- PDF FLY was very tolerant of a wide variety of source files with a 99%+ successful conversion rate.
- PDF FLY offers a batch mode which converts a large number of files at once.
Raytheon has been a Visual Integrity customer since 1998
The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, MD overhauls and makes major repairs and modifications to all Coast Guard aircraft and associated equipment. They use PDF FLY to convert aircraft manuals illustrations from PostScript, EPS and PDF into the CGM format for authoring in their internal publishing system. Central to their decision to use PDF FLY was its ability to precisely control orientation and scale of output. Font mapping was also key.
The U.S. Coast Guard has been a Visual Integrity customer since 2004.
5 Ways to Create PDF
PDF is ideal for presenting just about anything that can be printed. Once in the PDF format, only light editing is permitted using products such as Acrobat Pro. Using Visual Integrity software you can then turn these PDF files into a format easily digested by software you already own which saves both time and cost. If you need to create PDF files for your documentation, publishing and data management needs, try the following ideas:
PDF input can be created from any application in a number of ways:
- Use Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Professional
- Print to Acrobat Distiller
- Use a reliable 3rd-party PDF writer or printer drivers such as CutePDF (free)
- Output PDF directly from your source application or database if it is supported. The latest versions of Microsoft Office can all create PDF.
- Create PDF from data by using FOP to transform XML to PDF
PowerPoint Graphics from PDF Reports
AutoZone, the nation’s leading retailer of automotive parts and accessories, produces formatted database reports containing tables, charts and other page layout elements in the PDF format. Internal users need to receive the reports as PowerPoint slides for viewing, editing and presentation. AutoZone deployed the Metafile Server to batch convert the reports from PDF to WMF, a native vector format for PowerPoint. By doing this, they were able to automate the production of these PowerPoint presentations.
Taxact is a popular, free on-line tax filing system. In order to provide accurate and reliable service with tax returns, it was necessary to incorporate IRS forms and publications which were only available in the PDF format. To enable viewing, printing and light authoring of those documents as part of their Windows application, they used PDF FLY to batch convert them into the Windows Metafiles (WMF) format.