Software Companions - Gerber and HPGL Viewers

ViewCompanion File Format Support

File formats that can be opened by ViewCompanion for viewing and conversion

Extension Description Standard Pro Premium
BMP Windows Bitmap Format yes yes
CAL CALS type 1 and 2 yes yes
CIT,TG4,RLE Intergraph type 9, 24, 27 and 65 yes yes
CGM Computer Graphics Metafile yes yes yes
DCX Multipage PCX yes yes
DRL Excellon Drill Format yes yes yes
DWF, DWFX Autodesk Design Web Format yes yes yes
ECW Enhanced Compression Wavelet yes yes
EMF, EMZ Enhanced Windows Metafile yes yes
GBR, PHO Gerber RS-274D and RS-274X yes yes yes
GIF Graphics Interchange Format yes yes
HEIC HEIC Image Format yes yes
JP2 JPEG2000 yes yes
JPG JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) yes yes
PCX PC Paintbrush yes yes
PDF Adobe PDF yes yes yes
PLT, HP2 HPGL/2, KIPGL and HP-RTL Plotter Files yes yes yes
PLT, 907 Calcomp Plotter Files yes yes yes
PNG Portable Network Graphics yes yes
SFF Structured File Format yes yes
TG4 EDMICS C4 Tiled Group 4 yes yes
TGA Truevision Targa yes yes
TIFF Tagged Image File Format yes yes
TXT Text yes yes
WEBP Google Image Format for the WEB yes yes
WMF Windows Metafile Format yes yes

If you have Microsoft ® Office or LibreOffice installed, you can view and convert additional formats

Extension Description Standard Pro Premium
DOC, DOCX Microsoft ® Word yes yes
LWP Lotus Word Pro 1 yes yes
ODG OpenDocument Graphics 1 yes yes
ODP OpenDocument Presentation 1 yes yes
ODS OpenDocument Spreadsheet yes yes
ODT OpenDocument Text yes yes
PPT, PPTX Microsoft ® PowerPoint yes yes
RTF Rich Text Format yes yes
VSD, VSDX Visio Drawing 1 yes yes
WPD WordPerfect 1 yes yes
WPG WordPerfect Graphics 1 yes yes
XLS, XLSX Microsoft ® Excel yes yes

1. This file format is only supported if LibreOffice is installed.

All the office formats listed above can be converted to PDF, and other formats, by using the Batch Conversion function.

Please note that only the most common file extensions are listed above.
For some of the file formats other file extensions may be used.
If you want more information about a specific ViewCompanion edition you can take a look at the product page:

ViewCompanion Standard
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