Software Companions
PDF, Gerber, DWF, TIFF, CALS, CGM and PLT viewing, annotation and conversion software

Software Companions is a supplier of viewing, annotation and conversion software. Our main products are ViewCompanion and GerbView, which handles commonly used file formats like PDF, Gerber, DWF, PLT, CGM, TIFF, CALS and others.
We do also develop components that can be used by other companies to build their own applications utilizing our viewing and conversion technology.

Multi-format viewer and converter

ViewCompanion Pro

ViewCompanion Pro can view, print and convert Adobe PDF, Autodesk DWF, PLT, CGM, TIFF, CALS, PNG, HPGL/2 and other formats. Use ViewCompanion to convert your files into a number of different formats including PDF, DWF, DXF, TIFF, CALS, JPEG, PNG and HPGL/2.
Annotate your files using stamps, dimension lines, measurement areas, text, highlights, notes, symbols, pictures, revision clouds and other shapes.
ViewCompanion Pro can combine and spilt PDF files.

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Multi-format viewer and converter

ViewCompanion Premium

ViewCompanion Premium is the most powerful ViewCompanion edition and includes all functionality from the Standard and Pro editions. Premium adds a PDF to CAD tool for converting PDF files to editable formats like Autodesk DXF, DWF, SVG and CGM. View, print, markup and convert a number of formats including PDF, DWF, TIFF, PLT, EDMICS, CGM, CALS and PNG. You can use your scanner from Premium to create a new multipage TIFF. Advanced raster tools like deskew and clean-up are available.
Premium can merge, spilt, compare and digitally sign PDF files.

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ViewCompanion Standard - dwf, plt and cgm viewer and converter

ViewCompanion Standard

ViewCompanion Standard is a powerful, but easy to use, application for viewing, printing and converting plotter files. ViewCompanion can open PLT plotter files using HPGL, HPGL/2, KIPGL, HP-RTL and Calcomp languages. In addition to plotter files you can view, print and convert Adobe PDF, CGM, Autodesk DWF and Gerber files. Convert your files to PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, CALS, DWF, DXF, PNG and several other formats.
Add markup using many different tools including lines, text, images, polygons, symbols, stamps, dimension lines and, measurement areas.

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Gerber viewer and converter

GerbView

GerbView can view, print and convert Gerber, PDF, ODB++, Excellon, HPGL-2 and other formats. GerbView do support both RS-274D and RS-274X Gerber standards, and you can use it to convert your old Gerber files to the newer extended Gerber format.
Create multi layered PDF, DWF or DXF files from multiple layers. Use the PDF to CAD feature to convert a PDF file back to an editable Gerber or Autodesk DXF file.
Use the measure and query tools to check apertures, distances and areas.

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ActiveX multi-format viewer and converter

scViewerX

scViewerX is an ActiveX that can view, print, annotate, and convert PLT, PDF, DWF, CGM, TIFF, CALS and other formats. ScViewerX can convert your files to a number of output file formats, including PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, DXF, DWF, CALS and PNG. You may use the PDF to CAD functionality to convert your PDF files back to an editable CAD file, using for example the DXF format.
scViewerX contains more than 200 methods, properties and events. You will find methods for merging, splitting and encrypting PDF files, comparing drawings, deskewing images, printing, converting, adding annotations and much more.

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scConverter multi-format converter

scConverter

scConverter™ is a DLL Component that can convert PDF, DWF, Gerber, CGM, TIFF, CALS, PLT, PNG and JPEG files to a number of output formats. The list of available output formats includes PDF, PDF/A, DXF, DWF, CALS, TIFF, PLT, JPEG and PNG. The DLL can merge multiple PDF files into a single multipage PDF file, or split a large multipage PDF file into smaller files with one or more pages each.
You may use scConverter in any development environment that supports either COM or ordinary DLL import.

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