Software Companions - PDF, DWF, PLT and TIFF Viewing and Conversion Software

ViewCompanion Pro

ViewCompanion Pro is a feature-rich and easy to use application for viewing, printing, annotating and converting many different file formats, including Adobe PDF, Autodesk DWF, PLT, CGM, TIFF, Calcomp, CALS, JPEG and PNG. Several other formats are supported and you will find a complete list of all these formats below.

Convert your files into a large list of output formats that includes PDF, PDF/A, DWF, DXF, CALS, TIFF, PNG and JPEG2000. Please see the complete list of supported output formats below.
You may use ViewCompanion to convert PLT, CGM and DWF files into Autodesk DXF format, which you can open in any major CAD application.
ViewCompanion can merge multiple files of different formats into a single multi-page PDF, TIFF or DWF file. ViewCompanion includes batch conversion of all supported formats.

ViewCompanion will let you view your files fast and accurate. You have full control of zoom and pan by using mouse and keyboard. You will also find advanced viewing functions such as magnifier, overview window, compare, rotate and mirror. You may toggle between monochrome, color and grayscale view modes.

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Markup and Annotation
With ViewCompanion Pro you may add markup to the loaded file, a process also commonly known as annotation. The range of supported annotation elements includes stamps, text, symbols, dimension lines, area measurements, rectangles, circles, lines, polygons, arrows and pictures. You may use one of the predefined stamps or create your own.
User defined symbol libraries makes it easy to add frequently used symbols as markups.
All markup elements are stored in a separate file and the original file will not be modified.
The user can control if the markup should be included or not when a file is printed or converted.

Measurement and Takeoff
With ViewCompanion you can do accurate distance and area measurements using snap to drawing geometry. Calibration of the measurement tools is available to provide correct results even if your drawings are not in the correct scale. The measurement tools can be used to perform digital takeoffs and the results can be exported to for example Excel.

Markup your files with ViewCompanion, here is a sample floorplan with measurements for take-off.

ViewCompanion have complete printing support and includes batch printing, n-up printing and poster printing. Print your documents scaled or fit to page. Add custom watermark, banner, header and footer to the printed document. Print whole document or only the displayed portion.
Read more about ViewCompanion's print functionality here.

Key Features

ViewCompanion Pro can open the following formats:

  • Adobe PDF
  • Autodesk DWF 2D
  • Autodesk DWFx 2D
  • BMP (Windows Bitmap format)
  • Calcomp Plotter Format
  • CALS type 1 and 2
  • CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) 1
  • DCX (Multipage PCX)
  • ECW (Enhanced Compression Wavelet)
  • EDMICS C4 (Group 4 Tiled)
  • EMF (Windows Enhanced Metafile)
  • EMZ (Compressed Windows Enhanced Metafile)
  • Excellon Drill Format
  • Gerber RS-274D (Standard)
  • Gerber RS-274X (Extended)
  • Gerber X2
  • GIF Image Format
  • HEIC Image Format
  • Intergraph Raster File Formats
  • JPEG Image Format
  • JPEG2000 Image Format
  • PCX (PC Paintbrush format)
  • PLT, HPGL, HPGL/2, HP-RTL and KIPGL files
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • SFF (Structured Fax Format)
  • TGA (Truevision Targa)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) 2
  • WebP (Google Image Format for the WEB)
  • WMF (Windows Metafile)
1. Supports CGM files using binary and clear text encoding. Supported profiles includes ATA, CALS, WEBCGM and CGM*PIP.
2. Supported TIFF compression methods: Uncompressed, Packbits, LZW, Deflate, JPEG, CCITT G3 and G4.

If you have Microsoft Office1, or LibreOffice, installed you can open the additional document formats:
  • Microsoft® Excel
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint
  • Microsoft® Word
  • OpenOffice Document Format
  • RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • Lotus Word Pro 2
  • Microsoft Visio 2
  • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) 2
  • WordPerfect 2
1. Requires that Microsoft® Office 2007 or newer is installed.
2. Only supported if LibreOffice is installed.

ViewCompanion Pro can convert to the following formats:

All files can be converted into the following formats:
  • Adobe PDF
  • Adobe PDF/A
  • Autodesk DWF
  • AVI 1
  • CALS CCITT Group 4 Raster 2
  • GIF Graphics
  • HPGL-2
  • HEIC Image Format
  • JPEG Image Format
  • JPEG2000 Image Format
  • Paintbrush PCX
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • TIFF Raster 3
  • WebP Image Format
  • Windows Bitmap
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile
  • Windows Metafile

If the loaded file is a vector file, you may convert it into the additional formats:

The following file formats are vector: CGM, DWF, DWFx, HPGL/2, PLT, Excellon, Gerber and Calcomp.

If you want to convert a PDF file into a vector file, for example DXF, you will need the Premium edition.

1. AVI files can be created by using the Movie Maker tool. This tool will let you add multiple files, of all the different formats ViewCompanion supports, to a movie.
    Each page from the added files will be converted to a single frame in the movie.
2. MIL-PRF-28002B Type 1.
3. Supported compression methods for converted TIFF files includes: Uncompressed, CCITT-G3, CCITT-G4, LZW, JEGP, Deflate and Packbits.
4. No additional applications or drivers are needed for conversion.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 7, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 8.1, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 10, 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Supports Terminal Server and Citrix
Windows 7 Compatible  Windows 8 Compatible  Windows 10 Compatible

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