PDF Conversion SDK

Open and Edit PDF with 2 API Calls

Use the PDF Conversion SDK to import and edit PDF in your application. Proven over almost 30 years, it's used across all industries, platforms, and app types. We have customers using the PDF Conversion SDK to convert PDF to archival formats, SVG for the Web, DWG and DXF for engineering apps, and WMF for Windows apps like Visio and PowerPoint. If that's not enough, it also extracts text, with to without precision placement. Works seamlessly with our PDF Objects SDK and PDF Creation SDK.

Add PDF Support in One Day

All that's needed is two API calls and a configuration file. Within a day, you can add, open, import, edit and view PDF features in your app.

Compensate for Differences

When formats don't match one-to-one, the SDK neutralizes the differences. This includes adding cropping, fills, color mananegent and fonts.

Universal PDF Conversion

The PDF Conversion SDK processes all PDF versions including ISO Standard PDF 2.0. Any PDF from file or print-ready memory is valid input.

No Intermediate Steps

Conversions flow straight through without intermediate steps or compromised quality. No printer driver.

Muliplatform Power

The PDF Conversion SDK runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux. It supports .NET. Example code included.

Optimize PDF

Removes redundant information & compresses data. This ensures great performance for fast web and application viewing.

Extendable SDK

You can extend the PDF Conversion SDK by adding the PDF Objects SDK. This SDK adds access to all object data and text, ready for modification.

Processes All Elements

All objects, text and file attributes convert. This includes vector graphics, layers, raster images, text, font information, hyperlinks, and metadata. Extract text and data.

SDK or Command-Line.

SDK supports .Net and command-line. Ideal for desktop, server, cloud-based applications, web services, and automated workflows

Simple SDK Integration Config & Two API Calls

Included in the SDK are header and lib files for the conversion libraries, font directory, batch programs, documentation, sample source code projects for Visual C++ , C# and Basic (Other interfaces available upon request).

Select your Configuration Settings

Use VgPsLoadOptions() to load your configuration file. An example is:

VgPsLoadOptions (PDF2XXX, %INSTALLDIR%pdf2xxx.ini);

Call the API

VgPsConvert is the main function to convert a PDF, PostScript or EPS file into one of the vector output formats. For example, to convert foo.pdf into an SVG file, you would use:

VgPsConvert("foo.pdf", "foo.svg", SVG, NULL)

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Pricing and Licensing

The PDF Conversion SDK is licensed per project. The annual subscription includes everything you need to get started. Pricing is comprised of two pieces – the PDF Conversion SDK and the Deployment Licenses. Use the order form to calculate pricing for your project. If you have special requirements, please ask us for a price quote.

Annual SDK Subscription

The Annual SDK Subscription includes an always-current SDK license, unlimited developer licenses for your team, priority support, more flexible distribution and portal access to download updates and new versions on-demand.

Deployment Licenses

When you use our PDF Conversion SDK, a Deployment License (runtime license) is required for every end-user. The initial SDK purchase includes the first 50 Deployment Licenses. Additional licenses can be purchased directly, as needed through your account on our customer portal, on our website or directly with a Purchase Order.

PDF Conversion SDK Pricing


    Starting at $699/Year
    Add PDF Import/Edit features to your application. Open PDF as DWG, DXF or HPGL Adds a valuable feature that users expect as standard.

    Starting at $699/Year
    The PDF Conversion SDK generates cross-browser SVG files that are a perfect match. All objects, colors, images, and fonts and present.
  • Metafile SDK

    Starting at $699/Year
    Generate WMF and EMF from PDF pages. Advanced features minimize incompatibilities between the Metafile formats and PDF.
  • Image SDK

    Starting at $399/Year
    Convert PDF to image. Save as PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, and DIB. Supports all color models.
  • Text Extraction SDK

    Starting at $399/year
    Extract text, tables, and data from any PDF document in Unicode or ISO formats. Strip text while retaining placement.

Benefits of the PDF Conversion SDK

  • Optimized for commercial, enterprise and cloud applications
  • Affordable entry-level pricing
  • High performance PDF conversion and creation engine
  • Optimal throughput - No printer driver or Adobe software required
  • PDF Conversion SDK handles reading, writing and viewing
  • Extend with the PDF Objects SDK to create your own conversion engine.
  • Text extraction, image handling, search functionality, find data objects on a PDF page
  • ISO standards-compliant, scalable PDF libraries
  • Robust PDF solutions proven and improved over almost 30 years
  • Choose just the formats you need
  • Multi-Platform PDF Conversion SDK supports 32- and 64-bit Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Examples and sample code guarantee a quick start
  • Best in class. Relied on by OEMs and enterprise customers alike. Oracle, the Open Design Alliance, BASF, and Carlson Software.
  • Unmatched accuracy means less testing and better quality.

Example of SDK Configuration Settings


  • emulate_font(“Symbol”)
  • page_size(AUTOMATIC, 0.0, 0.0)
  • minsize_image(500)
  • clipping(1)
  • cropping(0)
  • bboxmargin(0.0)
  • chars2string(2)
  • chars2paths(0)
  • ignore_imageobjects(0)
  • scaletext(1.0)


  • basedelta(0.0)
  • rotate(0)
  • linecap(1)
  • dxf_whitefill(1)
  • zero_linewidth(0)
  • dxf_path2poly(1)
  • ctm_scale(0.18)
  • svg_kerning(0)
  • firstpage_number(0)
  • pagedelimiter(“-“)


  • dxf_appl(AUTOCAD2004)
  • dxf_layers(DXF_PDFLAYERS)
  • dxf_fit(1)
  • setdelta(0.1)
  • pathto(PATH2ELLIPSE)
  • dxf_compoundpaths(1)
  • dashlines(0)
  • hidden_text(0)
  • dxf_lwpolywidth43(0)
  • pdfpatterntreshold(10.0)
  • dxf_custls(0)