ViewCompanion Standard is an application for viewing, printing and converting plotter files generated by your CAD program or plotter driver.
ViewCompanion can open PLT plotter files using HPGL, HP-GL/2, KIPGL, HP-RTL and Calcomp formats.
In addition to plotter files it can view, print and convert Adobe PDF, CGM, Autodesk DWF and Gerber files.
One of the most important features is the ability to convert the viewed file into other formats. ViewCompanion can convert your files into the following file formats:
CALS Group 4 Raster
Computer Graphics Metafile
Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
Windows Bitmap (BMP)
Windows Metafile (EMF and WMF)
Adobe PDF, Autodesk Drawing Web Format (DWF) and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) are all very useful and popular formats for distributing drawings on the Internet.
ViewCompanion can convert your PLT, Gerber, CGM and DWF files to Autodesk DXF format which you can read in any major CAD application.
You may measure distances and areas using ViewCompanion's precise measurement tools with snap to drawing geometry. If your drawings are not in original scale (1:1) you may calibrate the measurement tools to provide correct results.
Use ViewCompanion to annotate your files with markup elements like stamps, revision clouds, text notes, dimension lines, area measurements, barcodes, symbols, images and more. All markup elements will be stored in a separate file and the original file will not be modified. The annotations may be included when you're printing and converting your files.