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Visual Integrity Upgrades PDF Conversion SDK


Visual Integrity has released their PDF Conversion SDK, version 11, offering new features and more API calls. The SDK enables developers to open and edit vector-based PDF files within their application or web-service. Using two API calls, vector PDF files render as editable objects in target applications, such as CAD programs or Visio. The PDF Conversion SDK v11 also extracts text.

The Visual Integrity Conversion SDK includes new API calls and conversion options, general improvements and additional examples. These enhancements include:

  • New API functions to control scaling, layer separation, file-naming, Unicode support, clipping, password protection, page extraction, image quality and warnings.
  • Options to specify fill, change images to color lines and for ellipse rotation.
  • Improvements to hidden text functionality, font mapping, Unicode filenames, SVG object styles, EMF kerning, DXF layers, EPS fills, PDF parser and rotation.

Graebert GmbH, leading developer of custom CAD solutions for desktop, mobile and cloud, integrated Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion SDK into ARES® Commander so users could work with PDF drawings. Using the same API, Graebert also built the PDF Import Plugin for Draftsight™.

“Our customers really appreciate the capabilities we’ve added to ARES Commander and DraftSight using Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion API,” says Robert Graebert, CTO of Graebert GmbH. “Being able to snap to an underlay, or, to open and edit a PDF drawing, are really useful, everyday features.”

D-Tools Inc., the worldwide leader in system integration software, utilizes Visual Integrity’s Conversion SDK in its PDF Cloud Converter, a notable drawing feature in the company’s System Integrator (SI) platform that improves the PDF insert process for its users.

“Visual Integrity’s PDF Conversion SDK enables our customers to generate WMF files within the D-Tools Cloud Converter, and easily insert them directly into Visio while maintaining the drawing scale and high quality vectors of the original file instead of low resolution bitmaps through the standard Visio PDF converter,” said Adam Stone, President and founder of D-Tools. “With support for layers, grouping and scale, it’s helped further streamline the system design and engineering process for our customers, and has working perfectly for over two years and thousands of pages.”

“Our Conversion SDK has matured to a point where developers can integrate it in less than a day”, said Jean Haney, co-founder and CEO of Visual Integrity, “It’s that easy to meet their customers’ demand to open and edit PDF drawings”.

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