Visual Integrity Upgrades PDF Conversion SDK

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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.

About Graebert

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.

About D-Tools

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.


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