Software Companions - Gerber, PLT and HPGL Viewing and Conversion Software

Viewing and Conversion Software

Developer Resources and Tools

Software Components

If you want to add viewing and conversion capabilities to your own application, we can provide you with components for this purpose. We do currently sell two differenet components, scViewerX (ActiveX) and scConverter (DLL), and you will find more information about these below.
Please note that we can create a customized component if you have special requirements. Contact us for more information.

scConverter Conversion DLL scConverter
Conversion DLL / Component

You can use the scConverter component to add conversion to your application or web site. This component can convert plotter files (PLT, HPGL/2, Calcomp), PDF, DWF, CGM, TIFF, CALS, JPEG, BMP and PNG to other formats including PDF, DXF, DWF, CALS, TIFF and more.

ScConverter is based on COM and can be used in almost all Windows development environments, e.g.: C++, C#, VB, Delphi, ASP, ASPX, and .NET. In addition the DLL exports functions that makes it easy to use it in applications that doesn't support COM (e.g.: Java).

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scViewerX Demo Application

ActiveX multiformat viewer and converter

Powerful ActiveX for viewing, annotation, printing and conversion

scViewerX™ is a powerful ActiveX control that allow you to view, print, annotate and convert Adobe PDF, PLT, Calcomp, AutoDesk DWF, Gerber, CGM, TIF, CALS and other file formats.
You can implement scViewerX in any development environment that can use ActiveX controls, e.g.: .NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi and more.

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Sample Code





Command Line
Convert Init File
Printer Init File
Markup XML Format

OEM Licensing

ViewCompanion Integration

If you have your own document management system and need a viewer and/or converter, then you can use ViewCompanion. You can control ViewCompanion from your own solution using the two following methods:

  • Command Line Parameters
    ViewCompanion can be controlled using many different command line parameters and a complete description of each can be found here.
    Advanced functions like printing and conversion can be done using the command line parameters.

  • DDE
    The DDE interface have commands for opening, printing and converting files.
    DDE or Dynamic Data Exchange, is an old but still widely used method for interprocess communication.
    A complete description of all available ViewCompanion DDE commands can be found here.
    A small VB 6.0 project that demonstrates most of the DDE commands can be downloaded here.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need a DDE command, or a command line parameter that is currently not available.

ViewCompanion OEM Licensing

OEM licensing of ViewCompanion is available. We can create a customized OEM edition for you, by removing and/or adding both functions and formats to suit your needs.

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Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need a DDE command, or a command line parameter that is currently not available.
You can contact to request additional commands or features.